Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne
a short stroll from the top end of Collins Street, just behind the Victorian
Government Treasury buildings, lies this perfect green paradise that
is the Fitzroy Gardens.
Considered among Melbourne's best gardens, rivaled only by the Royal
Botanic Gardens, the Fitzroy Gardens has a history dating back some
150 years since first established in 1864 by the Colonial Government.
Named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, who was the Governor General
of the Australian Colonies from 1851 to 1855, Fitzroy Gardens is home
to some important tourist attractions such as:
tour companies make the Fitzroy Gardens one of their stops with overseas
visitors enjoying the wide open spaces, historic buildings and fabulous
flora and fauna.
Getting to the Fitzroy Gardens is an easy walk. From the steps of the
Victorian Parliament House, walk down past the Treasury Buildings, through
Treasury Gardens and across the road into the Fitzroy Gardens.
Facilities include swings and slides for children, park benches, picnic
spots, toilets and in the centre of the gardens, Pavilion Cafe, where
you can have a light refreshments, coffee and book a function.
Fitzroy Gardens is a fabulous spot to spend a quick visit to see the
historic Cooks Cottage, Fairies Tree and Observatory or to spend some
enjoyable peaceful hours among the flower gardens, statuettes and special
The Fitzroy Gardens are managed by the City of Melbourne and was listed
by the National Trust in 2000. Bring the kids to the Fitzroy Gardens,
as they will have fun on the Dragon Slide and will also love the Fairy Tree.