Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

4.1
#8 of 64 in Parks in Melbourne
Melbourne’s oldest park is Flagstaff Gardens, originally established in 1862. Located in an area steeped in history, the park includes a memorial marking the graves of the city’s first European settlers. The sprawling gardens form an important ecological area, which includes mature Morton Bay figs, elms, and eucalyptus trees. Extensive lawns and well-maintained rose and shrub beds are lined by these old trees, which shade long pathways enjoyed by picnickers, walkers, and cyclists. Get some exercise at the park’s tennis courts, which can be used for a number of sports, such as volleyball, handball, and netball. Electric barbecues are available to visitors all year long. Our Melbourne trip builder website makes visiting Flagstaff Gardens and other Melbourne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • My mother, 4 year old son and I were on a first time trip to Australia, Melbourne was our first stop. We decided to have a quiet day and after brunch stumbled upon this beautiful park. We enjoyed the....  more »
  • Melbourne CBD has three quite big gardens, besides Carlton Gardens (together with the Royal Exhibition Building on its ground a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Fitzroy Gardens (with the Conservatory and....  more »
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  • Beautiful park for walking, watch for rats if you're planning to have a picnic there.
  • A patch of green in the CBD. Nice place to have a quiet lunch in the sun.

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