Gardens to visit

Australia has many superb gardens, not least of which are our botanic gardens.

Whether you're visiting for gardening inspiration, botanic curiosity or even a picnic on the lawn, you won't be diappointed by these garden treasures.

Adelaide Botanic Garden

These diverse gardens including the Wollemi Pine, which dates back to the time of dinosaurs, the mysterious Amazonica waterlily which flowers only at night and Australia’s oldest avenue of Morton Bay Fig trees.  Open daily, entry is free.

North Terrace, Adelaide, SA | Website

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, is a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation, education, and to learn more about plants and horticulture.  The gardens are open daily and entry is free.

Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSWWebsite

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical botanic gardens. The 52 hectare gardens are open every day of the year and entry to the gardens is free.

Mt Coot-tha Toad, Toowong, QLDWebsite

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis, where more than 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife.  Open daily, entry is free.

Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC | Website

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The sheltered, landscaped grounds of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens hold historic plant collections and a large number of significant trees, many dating from the nineteenth century.

Queens Domain, Hobart, TAS | Website

Western Australian Botanic Garden

The Western Australian Botanic Garden in Kings Park showcases over 3,000 varieties of the State’s unique flora, including many rare and threatened species. Visit the Backyard Botanicals Garden for easy, grow-me-at-home ideas to inspire your own native garden. Discover the natural beauty of Bold Park bushland, with a diverse range of flora, fauna and fungi.

Fraser Avenue, West Perth, WA | Website

Contact Heronswood

105 Latrobe Parade, Dromana, Victoria, 3936

Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm*

Gardens, nursery and shop: 03 5984 7321

Restaurant: 03 5984 7318 (open from 10:00am)

* Anzac Day - Please note the Gardens and Garden Shop will be open from 1pm on Anzac Day, the Fork to Fork Restaurant will open as usual.  

* Closed 24-26 December and Good Friday.

Entry to wander through Heronswood Gardens and Restaurant is free for Diggers members and children under 16, and $10 for visitors. There is no entry charge to visit the shop.

Contact St Erth

189 Simmons Reef Rd
Blackwood, Victoria, 3458

Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm*

Gardens, nursery and shop: 03 5368 6514
Café: 03 5368 6520  

Opening hours:

Open Thursday - Sunday from 10am for morning tea & lunch.

Closed Monday - Wednesday

* Anzac Day - Please note the Garden Shop will be open from 1pm on Anzac Day, the Fork to Fork Cafe is closed.  

* Gardens and Shop closed 24-26 December, Good Friday and on any Code Red or Extreme Fire warning days. 

Entry to wander through St Erth Gardens is free for Diggers members and children under 16, and $10 for visitors. There is no entry charge to visit the shop or restaurant.

Contact Cloudehill

89 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, VIC, 3788

Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm*

Gardens, nursery and shop: 03 9751 0584

* Anzac Day - Please note the Gardens and Garden Shop will be open from 1pm on Anzac Day.

* Closed 24-26 December and Good Friday. 

Entry to wander through Cloudehill Gardens is free for Diggers members and children under 16, and $10 for visitors. There is no entry charge to visit the shop or restaurant. Note that picnics are not permitted in the garden.

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