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PLAN YOUR VISIT
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3004
Open 7.30am - sunset every day of the year
Entry to the Gardens is free.
HELP US PROTECT THE GARDENS
The Gardens are for everyone to enjoy. All visitors and activities within the Gardens are subject to and must comply with the Royal Botanic Gardens Regulations 2004. Breaches of the regulations may incur a fine. The following activities are not permitted in the Gardens:
- Bicycle or scooter riding
- Damaging or removing plants
- Ball games
- Roller blading or skate boarding
- Climbing trees or plants
- Commercial activities or functions unless a permit is granted
Under RBG regulations, the scattering of ashes within the Gardens is strictly prohibited. Families may wish to remember their loved one with a plaque as part of the Seat Sponsorship Program. Please contact the Development team on (03) 9252 2303 for more details.
Please don’t feed the birds. Along with nearby parklands, the Royal Botanic Gardens provides plenty of natural foods and habitat for these ‘wild’ animals. We ask visitors to respect their wild nature and help us to keep them healthy by not feeding or handling them. It is also an offence under the Royal Botanic Gardens Regulations 2004 to feed any animals in the Gardens including birds, reptiles, amphibians or fish.
Dogs are welcome at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne but must be kept on a lead and supervised at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the following areas:
- The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden
- Licensed cafes
- Visitor Centre
- The Gardens Shop
Please note: the Ornamental Lake is currently experiencing a cyanobacterial (blue-green) algal bloom which is being closely monitored by expert staff. The Gardens advises all visitors and their dogs to avoid contact with the lake system water at this time as the alga can cause irritations, allergic reactions and more serious illness if ingested.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Falling tree limbs
The Royal Botanic Gardens regularly inspects and manages our trees to protect your health and safety. Despite these steps, trees may still unpredictably shed branches which may land well beyond the tree canopy spread.
When standing or sitting near trees, we ask that all visitors be aware of the unpredictable way in which branches may fall and land.
Swimming in or drinking from water features in the Gardens is prohibited. Children must be supervised at all times.
Some fungi can be extremely poisonous and can be fatal to people and animals if ingested. Please do not gather or consume any mushrooms found in the Gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne provides wheelchair hire at the Visitor Centre and The Terrace cafe.
Wheelchairs are available 9am – 5pm daily.
- T: +6 1 3 9252 2429 for bookings. A $50 refundable cash deposit is required upon pick-up.
Walkers, motorised and manual wheelchairs are welcome on all guided tours. All areas of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are accessible by walker and wheelchair excluding the Melbourne Observatory buildings, which are historic buildings with narrow entrances. Access to Fern Gully is not recommended due to the uneven path structure and narrow pathways.
Motorised wheelchairs can access lawn areas but please take care after wet weather or watering.
Accessible car parking is available at several points around the Garden. Please view the Melbourne Map for exact locations.
The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is wheelchair accessible and stops on Birdwood Avenue, near the Observatory Plaza (Stop 13).
The locations of accessible toilets are marked on the Melbourne Map.
If you are planning to bring in a group that has particular access requirements, or if you would like further information about accessibility at the Royal Botanic Gardens, please contact our Visitor Centre on (03) 9252 2429.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is a great place for picnics with the exception of areas marked private, garden beds, The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden, and areas that have been reserved for private functions. Barbeques are not permitted within the Gardens. Free public barbeque facilities line the Yarra River along Alexandra Avenue.