Dazzle your eyes with blooms of bright colour.
We’re in the middle of spring, which means that most of the flowers this season are happily blooming. If any of these places are within your 15km limit, do yourself a favour and check them out. Connect with nature and get lost in a sea of colour at some of the best places to see flowers around Melbourne.
1. Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne
Immerse yourself in nature in the Royal Botanic Gardens. In the heart of the city, you’ll discover plenty of green spaces and blooming flowers. There’s activities to keep it interesting too, like an audio tour called Flora and the Baron, or the augmented reality exhibition, Seeing the Invisible.
2. Floral Clock in Queen Victoria Gardens
There’s plenty of flowers to be found around Queen Victoria Gardens, but if you’d like to see something quirky, then stroll past the floral clock. This delightful sight was gifted to Melbourne from the Swiss in 1966. The flowers must be no taller than 20cm to ensure that the clock hands move without interruption.
3. Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne
Discover an array of brightly coloured tulips and flowers in Fitzroy Gardens. These bursts of colour will make your heart sing, as you stroll around the Gardens and check out sites like Cooks’ Cottage and the Fairies’ Tree. When lockdown is over, pop into the Conservatory for more spectacular florals.
4. Victoria State Rose Garden in Werribee
Drive out to Werribee and see the State Rose Garden. In it, you will find over 5000 beautiful roses. This romantic garden is run by volunteers, and the roses look especially magnificent between October and May. While you’re there, pop next door and explore the grounds of Werribee Mansion.
5. Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden in Sherbrooke
Lose yourself in the wild beauty of nature at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden. Check out the boathouse, the lake, and of course, the vast array of trees and wildflowers.
6. Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden in Olinda
While you’re in that corner of town, pop into the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden for a dazzling burst of colour. It features a massive range of 15 thousand rhododendrons, 12 thousand azaleas, 3 thousand camellias and 250 thousand daffodils!
7. Cranbourne Gardens in Cranbourne
Enjoy a natural bushland experience at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. There’s plenty to see on their 10km walking tracks, with approximately 170,000 plants from 1,700 plant varieties.
8. Warratina Lavender Farm in Yarra Valley
About an hour away from Melbourne, in the Yarra Valley, you will find a sea of lavender. Warratina Lavender Farm spans across 10 acres, so wherever you look, you’ll see nothing but purple. Join them for the Lavender Festival in November to celebrate the start of harvest season. Learn more here.