Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens were designed back in the 1880’s, with the original plans set out for the Melbourne International Exhibition held in that year. Later, the city council declared the gardens and the Exhibition buildings as heritage listed.
Today, the gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building are actually on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Carlton Gardens BBQ, Playground & Tennis Map, Melbourne
Visitors are welcome to tour this beautiful heritage building and its surrounding gardens daily. The site includes beautiful gardens with two distinctive fountains, known as Hochgurtel Fountain and the circular French Fountain. The gardens include beautifully manicured flowering plants, ornamentals and flower beds. The site also includes rows of mature trees planted in honor of the Dalai Lama.
The gardens adjoin the popular Melbourne Museum, the Royal Exhibition Building and the renowned Carlton Gardens Tennis Courts. The site even includes BBQ facilities and a playground for the kids.
This beautifully landscaped natural lush setting welcomes visitors of all ages to come, relax and indulge. Visitors are welcome to bring their kids to the onsite children’s playground.
Within the gardens, you’ll also come across intriguing local wildlife and birds. The gardens also include sculptures, small lakes, ponds and clusters of trees. Near the Great Hall, you’ll come across the ornamental palace garden.
All visitors to Melbourne should make sure they find some time to explore this garden and the Royal Exhibition Building during their stay in Victoria. Get to the the gardens via tram #86 or #96 and alight at the corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets. Alternatively, you can catch the free City Circle tram to Victoria Parade or take the city loop train and alight at Parliament Station with a short 10 minute walk to the gardens.