Flagstaff Gardens

Flagstaff Gardens

Flagstaff Gardens is another popular park in Melbourne. As one of the oldest parks in the CBD, these beautifully maintained gardens have been a part of Melbourne since its establishment in 1862.

As Flagstaff Gardens is located at the west end of the CBD, many Melbournians stop by to relax during their day. Many people also gather for personal training sessions, or a simple walk or run around the grounds.

Flagstaff Gardens Bowls, BBQ & Playground, Melbourne

As the park is on the outer edge of the city, visitors can drive to either King or Dudley streets to access the park. Alternatively, Flagstaff railway station is right across the road.

Flagstaff Gardens includes 18 acres of landscaped gardens boasting a variety of native flora species that include Morton Bay figs, eucalyptus and many other varieties of deciduous trees. In addition, there are a variety of rose bushes, shrubs and ornamental species within the park.

The spacious lawn and garden beds are beautifully maintained all year-round, and an array of excellent sculptures and monuments are set out all across the park.

Visitors can also have a great picnic here, as there are numerous sites within the gardens that feature electric BBQ facilities. Those looking for activities will be happy to know that the northern end of the park has a bowling lawn, volleyball courts, netball courts, tennis courts and even a children’s playground.

Flagstaff Gardens Information

9-311 William Street,
West Melbourne, VIC
 Operating Hours:
24 hours
Phone: (03) 9658 9658
 Ticket Prices/Admission:

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

    • Hi Dave,

      Yes they are up and running, there are two hard courts with lights. Netball and volleyball can also be played on the courts so booking is required.

      There is a fee involved as the court requires that players have public liability insurance. Call (03) 8622 4822 for current pricing information.


  • Hi, I would like to have a barbeque on Sunday the 5th of June in Flagstaff Gardens. How do I go about it? Can I just come and set it up or do I need to book the location that I want? Thank you

    • Hi Mohamed,

      This electric BBQ is free to use by anyone, no need to book. Please note however that there is only one BBQ here, so I would get there early. You may also have to share the BBQ with other members of the public.

      The good thing about Flagstaff Gardens is that the Queen Victoria market is adjacent so you can buy your food/drinks and just carry them across the road.

      There are picnic tables and benches also located nearby, but there are not many – so make sure to bring some picnic rugs or chairs.

      Enjoy your day in the beautiful Flagstaff Gardens!