Fitzroy Gardens is an outing that is very simple – but completely lovely. When the sun is shining it is a glorious park to enjoy shade, loads of space and some fun spots for the kids.
Where: EAST MELBOURNE, bordered by Wellington Parade, Lansdowne, Albert and Clarendon Streets. Click here for map.
What: Tudor Village, Fairy Tree, playground, Conservatory and Cooks’ Cottage. FYI there is an entry fee to Cooks’ Cottage and during school holidays they offer a simple activity for the children in the Cottage gardens free with entry.
I love how Melbourne has such beautiful inner city parklands – Fitzroy Gardens is just one of the gardens surrounding our CBD and it’s full of interesting things to visit and plenty of space to run, play and explore. All that beautiful green is good for the soul.
FYI there are no picnic tables or BBQs located in the gardens – so picnic blankets and cold lunches are the order of the day if you’re staying to eat in the gardens.
There is the Pavilion Cafe if you need a meal (FYI the coffee was average, I was unable to finish mine). If you haven’t packed a picnic you might be better served to enjoy the gardens and then retreat to East Melbourne or the CBD for a meal prepared with true passion. **STOP PRESS** KareKare Green is a new cafe (2015) located to Cooks Cottage – great food and coffee – click here for our review.
For images of the Conservatory click here. The Conservatory is open every day (except Christmas day), 9am – 5pm. (5.30pm daylight saving)
For details and opening times for Cooks’ Cottage click here.
There are a number of sculptures located around the gardens, to find out more click here.