Lunchtime Wanders in the Botanic Gardens

Ditch lunch at your desk for a stroll through the gardens.
Hudson Brown
Published on October 15, 2017


Take the morning off and head to the Royal Botanic Gardens for a lunchtime walk in the park. While the gardens might be surrounded by the concrete jungle of Melbourne CBD, the shady treetops will soon envelop you from the summer heat and have you soaking in the peace and quiet.

The myriad of paths takes you deep into the gardens, which you can wander aimlessly as you take in the sunshine. Besides the impeccable grasslands and garden beds of local flora, there are sculptural highlights, pristine lakes and pavilions hidden amongst the trees. Another must-see is Guilfoyle's Volcano, which sat untouched for 60 years but after being overhauled, the surrounding boardwalks and viewing platforms provide unmatched views of Melbourne's skyline.

Image: Sarah Worthy via Flickr.


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