The Carlton Gardens are one of Melbourne’s most stunning icons. Located on the north-eastern edge of the CBD, the gardens are an outstanding example of Victorian era landscape design with sweeping lawns and varied European and Australian tree plantings. Here you will stroll amongst ornamental lakes, beautiful flower beds, sculptural fountains and a network of tree lines path. But the pinnacle of the gardens is the historic Royal Exhibition Building, a wonder of the southern hemisphere built for the Great Exhibition in 1880. Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building have received international acclaim being inscribed on the prestigious World Heritage List in 2004. According to the World Heritage listing the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Carlton Gardens are “of historical, architectural, aesthetic, social and scientific (botanical) significance to the State of Victoria.” The rectangular open parkland also contains the Melbourne Museum, IMAX Cinema, tennis courts and an award winning children’s playground.
Address: 1/11 Carlton Street, Carlton, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9658 9658
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