Fitzroy Gardens

The Fitzroy Gardens are 26 hectares (64 acres) located on the southeastern edge of the Melbourne Central Business District in East Melbourne.





The most notable feature of the Gardens is the wonderful trees that have been used to line many of the pathways.






a great Australian tree

The Fitzroy Gardens are of historical, aesthetic, architectural, scientific (horticultural) and social significance to the State of Victoria.
Why is it significant?

The Fitzroy Gardens are of historical significance as one of a ring of public reserves around Melbourne established in the nineteenth century to provide respite and relaxation for the city's residents. The Fitzroy Gardens have been viewed as the flagship of this group of city gardens, which includes the Flagstaff, Treasury, Carlton and Alexandra Gardens and the Kings Domain. In a statewide context, while not as intact as the Royal Botanic Gardens or the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, the Fitzroy Gardens are an important remnant of the city's nineteenth century garden heritage. They are also a reminder of the city's relatively large investment in public gardens, a reflection of 19th century beliefs about the moral and health benefits of green spaces in often dirty, smelly and overcrowded cities.
The Fitzroy Gardens are of social significance because, from their establishment in the early 1860s, the Gardens have been a place of relaxation, passive recreation and entertainment; the Gardens have been the people's park in the city.
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Comments

  1. i can imagine that. Picnic under the trees

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  2. beautiful..i wanna migrate.. anyone wants to sponsor this old lady? :P

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  3. Wenn: Wonderful captures at the gardens, you showed it so very nicely.

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  4. It looks like agreat place. I like those trees!

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  5. It looks like agreat place. I like those trees!

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  6. ohhhhhhhhhhhh.. beautiful! I love it :D

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  7. Great scenery. A beautiful place to stroll along. :)

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  8. beautiful with lots of greens and trees

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  9. i missed Melbourne. looking at your pics brings back fond memories of my previous trip to Melbourne.

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  10. I love the autumn colours in the third and fourth pic! Trees are my favourite things of all :)

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  11. The trees are beautiful . I loved learning the history too. Green spaces and parks in big cities really are a wonderful thing.

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  12. I love the background on your page! Beautiful. What a pretty garden. Seems strange while we're in summer to see fall down there.

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  13. Oh yes! I love those tress! Such a beautiful garden!

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  14. Must be a joy to apply the senses. Please have a great Sunday.

    daily athens

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  15. A glorious glimpse of our Melbourne gardens! Even in cooler weathers, when trees are a little bare, there is still an enchanting ambience in this garden world!

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  16. Not too cold for you? Some one tells me Melbourne is like Auckland weather.

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