Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

#8 of 64 in Parks in Melbourne
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Melbourne’s oldest park is Flagstaff Gardens, originally established in 1862. Located in an area steeped in history, the park includes a memorial marking the graves of the city’s first European settlers. The sprawling gardens form an important ecological area, which includes mature Morton Bay figs, elms, and eucalyptus trees. Extensive lawns and well-maintained rose and shrub beds are lined by these old trees, which shade long pathways enjoyed by picnickers, walkers, and cyclists. Get some exercise at the park’s tennis courts, which can be used for a number of sports, such as volleyball, handball, and netball. Electric barbecues are available to visitors all year long. Our Melbourne trip builder website makes visiting Flagstaff Gardens and other Melbourne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is a great place for a picnic. It has extensive lawns and shade trees, is close to public transport and food stores, and is right in the heart of the city. I have been here for so many...  more »
  • Flagstaff Gardens date from the time before radio. Someone would look out for ships, when they saw one entering the port, they would raise the flag, thus Flagstaff Gardens. These days, there's still.....  more »
  • Beautiful park for walking, watch for rats if you're planning to have a picnic there.
  • A patch of green in the CBD. Nice place to have a quiet lunch in the sun.

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