One of Melbourne's most beautiful green spaces, the Royal Botanic Gardens is also a hugely popular location for outdoor events. Its summer program includes theatre under the stars, outdoor cinema, walking tours and a new pop-up bar. And don't forget long-running favourites such as Moonlight Cinema. Here's the lowdown on what's happening in the Gardens this summer and beyond.
Free things to do
Live music and theatre shows
Relaxation and wellbeing
Explore and discover
The Explorer – Melbourne Gardens
Discover the beauty of this inner-city oasis from the comfort of an open-air minibus.
Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Womin Djeka! Journey into Melbourne Gardens with an Aboriginal guide.
Kick back with a film under the stars at Melbourne’s most spectacular open-air cinema.
The Botanical Hotel is known for its welcoming atmosphere, fine food and wine store.
Great coffee and all day eatery with views of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Last updated on Thu 11 Feb 2021
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Parliament Gardens Reserve
This small triangular park is a pleasant respite at the Spring Street end of town.