Fitzroy Gardens - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne. Walking around the gardens was quite relaxing, there are a number of different points of interest for visitors.
Fitzroy Gardens - FURTHER INFORMATION
Fitzroy Gardens - Melbourne visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Fitzroy Gardens' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Victoria.
Fitzroy Gardens are a Victorian gardens on the eastern side of the CBD of Melbourne. With over 2 million visitors a year, Fitzroy Gardens are one of the major attractions of Melbourne. They are named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy who was a governor of New South Wales in 1846051. The gardens cover 64 acres and contain numerous features and attractions for visitors. These include a small model village next to the cafee in the middle of the park. Highlights of Fitzroy Gardens include:
- an ornamental lake
- kiosk and cafe
- Cooks' Cottage - a house where James Cook reputedly spent some years of his childhood.
- Sinclair's Cottage (Visitor information)
- Model Tudor village
- Fountains and sculptures
- Band Pavilion
- the Rotunda
- the fairy tree
Fitzroy Gardens started in 1848, and since then have been a very popular spot of Melbourne, adding to the reputation of the city as the 'Garden City of Australia. The gardens are close to several other important sights in Melbourne, including the City Museum, Parliament House and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Train: Parliament Station