The Tropical Display has been installed and awaits your presence!
With lockdown over, don’t you want to go outside and meet all your friends? If the icy winter temperatures of Melbourne are putting you off, don’t worry! Visit the Conservatory and relax in a tropical wonderland. Stay warm and connect with nature inside the Conservatory at Fitzroy Gardens. There’s a new tropical plant display waiting for you.
If you haven’t been to the Conservatory before, it’s a beautiful building inspired by the Spanish mission style type of architecture. It opened in 1930, and over the years, it has wowed Melbourne with its spectacular floral displays.
The Conservatory is one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist attractions but it needed a bit of TLC. After extensive roof repairs and a $800, 000 upgrade, it’s finally ready for the public.
Be enchanted by the lush display and be transported to a warmer climate with their range of tropical plants and poinsettias. You better hurry! As the building rotates through five displays each year, this tropical arrangement will stay open until the end of July. Then, the Conservatory will close from July 26 to July 30 to install a cyclamen and cineraria display.
If words don’t do it justice, check out this video:
While you’re at the Conservatory, why don’t you explore the rest of Fitzroy Gardens? See Cooks’ Cottage, marvel at The Fairies Tree and relax by one of the many fountains. Melbourne also has a tree planting program in progress until September, and one of the plans is to install 14 large elm trees along Hotham Walk in Fitzroy Gardens. Keep an eye out for that!
The Conservatory is open every day from 9am to 5pm. Find it at Fitzroy Gardens at 298 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002.