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Queen Victoria Gardens (Central Melbourne)




The Queen Victoria Gardens are part of the Domain Parklands, taking up a peaceful triangle of land just across St Kilda Road from the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Its most famous feature is the Floral Clock, but venture further and you’ll find ornamental ponds, monuments to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, the Janet Lady Clarke rotunda, numerous flower beds and sculptures.

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This is a lovely area which holds a range of interesting features for the family. Near St Kilda Road there are nice areas of lawn, a range of different trees, some small landscaped gardens.

This leads to a lovely pond with small waterfall, waterbirds and nice landscaping around the sides and middle of the pond. There is another pond a small distance away. Next to the pond is The Genie, a fantasy play sculpture for children by Tom Bass.

Slightly higher up the hill is the Queen Victoria monument and the Janet Clarke Memorial which has seats. Around the Gardens are a number of shady seats with lovely outlooks plus a water tap.

What other sculptures can you find? Apart from The Genie, there is a head of Hercules, Apollo of the Belvedere, Pathfinder (shows an Olympic Hammer thrower in action), the Phoenix (a winged figure rising above a pond), Water Children (shows playing children at the top of a stream) and the Water Nymph in one of the ponds.

Along St Kilda Road to the south is the Floral Clock which can be a riot of colour in season plus a Commemoration to Edward VII (1901 - 1910).

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100 St Kilda Road,  Melbourne 3004, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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