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St Kilda Botanical Gardens are a botanical garden located in the suburb St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. Located on the former site of a gravel pit and rubbish dump, they were formally gazetted on 28 September 1859 and opened in 1861.Using our world travel planner, St Kilda attractions like St Kilda Botanical Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
In October 2010 City of Port Phillip provided funds for the design of four distinctive new gates, to celebrate the gardens' 150th anniversary. The gates were installed on Tennyson, Dickens and Herbert Streets. They were designed and sculpted by designer/blacksmith David Wood of Bent Metal.
In 1948 the Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden was opened; in 1985 it was redesigned in its current style. At one time the Alister Clark garden contained a large selection of roses bred by him, but only a few remain, crowded out by David Austin ones. This garden should not be confused with the comprehensive Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden at Bulla, north of Melbourne.
The ornamental pond near the sub-tropical rainforest conservatory is being refurbished. At the same time, St Kilda Rain Man, designed by Corey Thomas and Ken Arnold and installed in 2005 will be repaired. Rain Man fountain is solar powered and uses recycled water from the pond below.
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The St Kilda Botanical Gardens date back to 1859 and provide a great well maintained garden in the middle of suburbia.It has some 810 mature tree species, a rose garden a rain man fountain, and a... more »
These gardens are a smaller version of the Botanical Gardens in the heart of Melbourne. It doesn't mean they are less captivating, in fact there is 16 acres of land used here. Established in 1861... more »
We went there after lunch and found it to be a lovely place to hang out and chill. We had a nice walk around the park, which was not too large. There were nice collection of plants and flowers in bloom. The conservatory and little lake is a nice place to sit down and have a picnic. We discovered a little Eco-Store at the south western corner of the park, which was a nice surprise. The lady working there was really pleasant and we had a really nice chat about the store and what it does. Really cool place to discover.
BEAUTIFUL PATCH OF GREENERY IN AN OTHERWISE HIGHLY BUILT UP SUBURB St Kilda has a beautiful beach and some very stately old homes. It is also a bustling restaurant and shopping area so its nice to have places of tranquility like the Botanical Gardens to escape the frenetic buzz of city living .. even if its only for a brief lunch or to read a book :)
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