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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (Cranbourne)

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and offers nature-lovers the chance to explore 363 hectares of untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands. These expansive natural gardens are also home to thriving bird and animal life, including several rare and endangered species.

The RBG Cranbourne is home to a new garden - the Australian Garden. The Australian Garden is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in Australian flora, landscapes, art and architecture. This amazing new garden features a gallery of exhibition gardens, sculpture and displays - all highlighting the beauty and diversity of our Australian landscape.

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Garden Grubs Kids Club!
The Garden Grubs Kids Club is a new club for kids aged 5 - 10 years at the Australian Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Members will receive a backpack full of garden goodies including gardening tools, a newsletter, special Gardens Grubs passport and gardening activities. Garden Grubs also have access to the exclusive Tree House webpage, and will receive invitations to special events and school holiday programs. They will also get to meet Grubby, the Garden Grub, the official mascot of the Garden Grubs Kids' Club!

Woodland Picnic Area
A fantastic new visitor experience is open to the public. The Woodland Picnic Area is a fantastic new space for families and community groups. Large areas of open grassland are great for ballgames. The kids playground and barbecue shelters create fantastic spaces for a family day out.

After your picnic, why not take a ride on the new bicycle track which surrounds the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne? Over 4km of track wind through the open grassland and beautiful bushland.

Opening Hours:

9am – 5pm daily
Closed on Christmas Day and days of Total Fire Ban.




Some nice woodland walks of varying distances with picnic facilities at various places. The gardens are beautifully laid out with interesting information signs, lovely areas with different types of trees and bushes and lots of birds darting about in the bushes.

Some of the more interesting areas for kids are the "Desert Discovery Camp" with a big sandpit under a roof with a fossil wall, "Rock pool Waterway" where the kids can jump between tiles of different heights in a slow moving river while trying "not" to get wet, a small playground area with a tunnel slide next to an area with shady trees and walking across the giant metal Lilly pads (while avoiding bird poop).

There are kiosks at each end of the gardens and water taps and seats are scattered along the trails.


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Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive,  Cranbourne 3977, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5990 2200
Map: 133 Ref: K10

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