Tuesday 28 February 2012


The Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, Australia, on the south bank of the Yarra River. They are 38 hectares of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and non-native vegetation including over 10,000 individual species. The Botanic Gardens opened in 1846.

They are widely regarded as the finest botanical gardens in Australia, and among the best in the world. However, the gardens are also noted for their historical contribution to the introduction of invasive species. The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are adjacent to a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes; Kings Domain Alexandra Gardens Queen Victoria Gardens.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.


  1. Beautiful, but invasive species are certainly a problem. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Spectacular gardens Nick, love all of these shot, the black swans are so fabulous. How nice to sit on the banks of the Yarra!!

  3. We love to hang out at Botanical gardens and this one is outstanding!

  4. Gorgeous scenery!Looks really summery :)
    Hope you can visit my page too


  5. Lovely and inviting. You make Melbourne seem so appealing.
    I bet those gardens are free as well. It makes me cross that both the Botanical Gardens in London and Oxford demand highish entrance fees nowadays. Very non-U.

  6. This is wonderful! The fern shot is my favourite.

  7. pretty!!
    the water is so still, the reflections are lovely
    the purple flowers are beautiful, my favorite color

  8. beautiful pics!
    I've been in Melbourne 15 years ago, it was fantastic and I love the black swans very much!

  9. I love botanical gardens. And this garden is so gorgeous! Thank you for great photos, Nick.

  10. The garden is so colorful, and the visitors add colors too. I bet it would be nice to have a picnic in any part of that garden, since you have very nice outside temperatures. It must have been difficult to maintain it as it is very wide and i know not many people there to work as crew.

  11. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hugs Hanne Bente


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