King's Domain Gardens, Melbourne

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Kings Domain is an area of parklands in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It surrounds Government House Reserve, the home of the Governors of Victoria, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the Shrine Reserve incorporating the Shrine of Remembrance.The park was established in 1854, extending the Domain Parklands further north-west, it covers an area of 36 hectares of lawns and pathways set among non-native and native Australian mature trees, a mixture of deciduous and evergreens. In the 19th century the Kings Domain was managed by the Director of the Botanic Gardens, so many of the trees were planted by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller and later by William Guilfoyle. Around the Domain are scattered memorial statues and sculptures, each with their own story.Kings Domain is part of a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes; The Royal Botanic GardensKings Domain Alexandra Gardens Queen Victoria Gardens
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  • Only in a state once labeled the garden state could you find such an amazing garden next to the Botanical gardens. The Kings Domain Gardens are a lovely introduction to Melbourne or a great place to.....  more »
  • King's Domain Gardens house many of the items I photographed below. Botanical Gardens [great place to learn about our flora and fauna], Yarra River [lifeline to the city and sporting arenas], Sidney.....  more »
  • Beautiful gardens and parkland with important historic and cultural monuments. A wonderful place to bring the kids or go for a jog on the good quality paths. There are public toilets and drink fountains. The paths are mostly well lit at night. The street parking is paid but there are many public transport options here. A real jewel in Melbourne's crown.
  • This is a very well kept park area and thoroughfare. There are many trees to marvel at and walking through the well paved paths is pleasing to the sense. There is a bit of elevation near some of the exits but it's very gradual. The Botanic gardens are not far from the guided paths also, so you could really make a day of it checking this park out. There are many grass areas with plenty of trees for shade, providing great date spots, picnics for gatherings and can accommodate other social functions with ease. Regardless of the weather, you will be floored strolling through this beautiful park.

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