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Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

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Located in the heart of Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens add to the city’s claim to being the Garden City of Australia. Within 26 hectares (64 acres) of the gardens, you will find Victorian-era landscaped lawns and avenues lined with English elms, unusual fountains, and flowers. Visit Captain Cook’s Cottage, the former Yorkshire home of the English captain who discovered Australia. The cottage was shipped and reconstructed stone by stone in 1934. Nearby is quirky carved Fairies’ Tree, a 300-year-old stump embellished with pixies and kangaroos. As you stroll through the gardens, stop at a replica Tudor village. Walk the People’s Path, a loop walkway paved with 10,000 engraved bricks. Keep your eyes open for possums and ducks. Using our online itinerary creator, Melbourne attractions like Fitzroy Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited the Conservatory today as part of our walk through the gardens. Our daughter was married in the Conservatory in 2000 so it brought back many memories. The floral displays inside this... 
    We visited the Conservatory today as part of our walk through the gardens. Our daughter was married in the Conservatory in 2000 so it brought back many memories. The floral displays inside this...  more »
  • Fitzroy Gardens are full of different species of plants and trees which attract birds to complete your relaxing walk or meditative contemplation. the 26 ha includes Captain's Cook Cottage... 
    Fitzroy Gardens are full of different species of plants and trees which attract birds to complete your relaxing walk or meditative contemplation. the 26 ha includes Captain's Cook Cottage...  more »
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  • By far my favorite place to just hang out, read a book, relax and picnic. I've had one of my birthdays here also and a friend was able to get a food delivery. There is a lot of space so you can usually find a spot in the shade. The grass is always lush. It's a relaxing place to walk or sit with several water features, art, a tiny cottage and fairy tree. There are a few water fountains around to grab a quick drink and refill your water bottle. Occasionally there are events held here, so you might get some free live music or see some food trucks, and if it's the weekend expect to see a few wedding photoshoots or even an actual wedding.
  • Really lovely and well kept gardens. Small cafe on site. Captain Cook's Cottage is by the cafe which you can explore for a small entry fee. The usual water features and green house. Plenty of areas to sit and relax, with on street parking as well as Wilson's Parking by the Eye+Ear hospital.

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