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Flagstaff Gardens

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lovely Green Area

A lovely garden in the centre of Melbourne, with open areas for picnics. Well-tended plants, trees, grassy areas, kids' playpark and bowling club. Try as we might, we never... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely garden in the centre of Melbourne, with open areas for picnics. Well-tended plants, trees, grassy areas, kids' playpark and bowling club. Try as we might, we never spotted a possum, for which the garden is famous!

Thank wendyanddavid536
St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This part was just opposite our hotel. It is green, vibrant and spacious - lots of organised games (5 a side, tennis, etc.) and plenty of people enjoying the space. One morning, we were even greeted by a lone piper on his bagpipes. Charming.

Thank DerwoodW
Castletown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Thought we'd like to learn something of the history of the gardens so having seen lots of notices about the garden tours went along to book. One arrival were told the tour only went on a Monday - big disappointment - not advertised as such so perhaps someone had better get that sorted out.

Thank Anne B
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We overlooked this garden from our hotel. Main features of the garden include a children's play area and tennis courts. It has many trees and large lawn areas.

Thank Diane K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Green and peaceful place to go for a stroll or to sit and eat lunch. Lots of bench seats to sit on too. Great that it's close to a lot of office buildings too. I'm told it's the site of Melbourne';s first cemetery so it has some history too.

Thank infrequenttravellor
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went there in an evening for picnic - saw lotsssss of possums. I think they are cute but my friend said they look like rat to her LOL People will feed them plain bread and even apple. Heard that there are many other different wild animals in this park but I couldn't see any others... Anyway it is a very... More 

Thank Gloson
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Flagstaff Gardens with Flagstaff Hill is the oldest public park in Melbourne, established in 1862 and classified by The National Trust of Australia. Adjacent to Melbourne CBD, this 7.2 hectare park is noted for its informal layout of lawns and flower beds and especially for its magnificent old specimen trees. It is a popular spot for office workers to take... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been here many times over the years, whether it is for a social event at the Bowling Club (I think the bar is open to visitors) or for a work picnic. My recent visit saw me there in the evening. I think children would love running on the lawns at dusk as the grass is so soft and... More 

Thank platypus150
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Flagstaff Gardens are so called because a flagstaff was located here, and a flag was run up when a ship was sighted coming into the bay. It's still an elevated point, but now it's a leafy garden. A variety of sports are also played here. Often workers in nearby offices bring a ball for a game of kick to kick.... More 

Thank Jeffry B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

One of the wonderful parks within the inner city area of Melbourne. We were here at dusk, still a fair few people about.

Thank Scott N

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