Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne – heaven on earth!

Established in 1864, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne spent 60 years in steady transformation to become what is today – an internationally celebrated garden. If you’re at a Melbourne Serviced Accommodation such as Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, taking to a trip to the Royal Botanic Gardens is top priority. The gardens were created not only to provide picturesque pleasure but also as an institute of horticulture and science. Its several hectares of landscaped gardening include a vast amount native and foreign plantations.

A few out of the many exciting features of the gardens include the Ornamental Lake, Nympheas Lake and the Herb Gardens. After touring around acres of luscious green fields tipped with hues of colourful flowers and spending a few blissful hours gazing at serene lakeside, one cannot help falling in love with the place.

It’s an ideal getaway because you can take the family out for a picnic and spend hours in carefree tranquillity or sip a cup of coffee with your loved one on a bench or just cease a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and wander around enthralling landscapes.

During summer the gardens glitter in the sun light but its mesmerizing during autumn. If you’re around the area do not miss this opportunity to savour heaven on earth, a divine gift for us mere mortals.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Shazzana Hamid is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary. Disguised as Lavinia Woolf she writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.