Trees, flora and fauna, water bodies, cool breeze aptly embodies Mother Nature’s love for its living beings. Royal Botanic Gardens situated near the CBD (Central Business District) is another such classical example of Mother Nature’s expression of love. A perfect mélange of lush green landscaped gardens with manicured flower beds and rich preserved heritage transports you to a peaceful, silent and re-creational abode where you would always want to unwind yourself.
After a hectic day of walking across city’s CBD I took a tram from Flinders street and alighted near Royal Botanic Gardens fountain, my starting point for a nature stroll. Light showers of a large fountain took away all my tiredness… thanks to the cool breeze which made it possible to enjoy the light fountain showers. As I started walking towards the inner sections of the garden, I spotted cenotaphs erected in memory of war martyrs and sculptures as a mark of respect for its past leaders.
Royal Botanic Gardens extends over 36 hectares and were built in 1846 housing over 50,000 varieties of plants from across the world, featuring some of the rare and endangered species of flora. These Victorian-era gardens host various types of events all year round. Other important attractions in this garden are Ian Potter Foundation Children’s garden, Herbarium, Tropical Hothouse, Guilfoyle’s Volcano water reservoir and the Plant Craft Cottage. Just keep on walking across this wide spread garden and keep on exploring nature’s very best gifts at no cost!
Situated near East Melbourne’s CBD is another picturesque garden vista housing towering trees, Captain’s cook cottage and Historical Melbourne’s conservatory to name a few. Tourists and locals from all over the city throng this place to relax, enjoy a picnic, take a stroll or simply lie down on the lush green grass to enjoy the peace and serenity of this place. As you keep walking to the interior of this vast spread garden, you will come across several places of interest like Dolphin fountain, Miniature Tudor Village, Captain Cook’s cottage, Carved Fairies’ tree and stylish cafes and eating joints. A well-preserved conservatory near the entrance of Fitzroy Gardens is a must-visit for all tourists who wish to enjoy the colorful world of flowers supplemented with ornamental ambience and water bodies. This is a picture perfect place and who wouldn’t want to get a picture clicked in front of a well- decorated large wooden frame…. well everybody wants and so do I. Entire garden is dotted with tall tree vistas providing soothing shade to simply lie down or sit on a bench and relax. Sitting in lap of nature in such peaceful environs is probably the best way to rejuvenate your senses and make your mind stress-free. After visiting these two splendid nature precincts all I can say is there is nothing like Mother Nature’s pampering in form of these blissful nature troves. Melbourne is dotted with Greenery all around thereby maintaining an environmental balance.
Checkout: 17 Free Things to do in MelbournePublished On: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014