The Treasury Gardens are a popular lunchtime and barbecue spot, containing an ornamental pond with a monument to President John F. Kennedy. Stroll around and explore the extensive pathway system that runs through the park and connects with Fitzroy Gardens. The leafy Fitzroy Gardens divide the city centre from East Melbourne. Governor La Trobe’s nephew designed the original layout in 1857, which featured paths in the form of the Union Jack. With their stately avenues lined with English elms, these gardens are popular spot for wedding photographers. The Conservatory, built in 1930, displays various and changing flower collections throughout the year. Valued for their historic, aesthetic, architectural, and horticultural significance, the gardens were classified by the National Trust in 1974 and placed on the Victorian Heritage Register in 1999. Don’t forget to check out Cooks’ Cottage – the home of the parents of Captain James Cook; a carved ‘Fairies’ Tree’, a Model Tudor Village, an old bandstand rotunda and the “Temple of the Winds” Rotunda. And at dusk, see the brushtail possums emerge from the trees to feed.
Address: 230-298 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9419 4118
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