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Parks & gardens

Mornington Peninsula

  • Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Have a wonderful time taking in the vibrant colours and fragrances of Mornington Peninsula's parks and gardens. Learn about the region as you wander through manicured grounds, elaborate hedge mazes and heritage parklands.

Lose yourself
Twist and turn your way through huge garden mazes. Tackle the summertime rose maze at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens. Go beyond the lolly shop to the themed gardens and exhilarating tube slide at Arthurs Seat's Enchanted Maze Garden. Discover bird-filled wetlands and gardens as you navigate Boneo Maze.

Botanic gardens old and new
Visit botanic gardens that were planted over a century ago, walk through the modern arid gardens at Cranbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, or explore the cool rainforest, fern gully and terraces of Frankston Botanic Gardens.

Heritage horticulture
Take a stroll through the manicured gardens of old mansions and magnificent private grounds, many of which are open to the public year-round including The Briars Historic Park, Coolart Wetlands and Homestead, and Beleura House, built in 1863 and featuring a romantic Italian garden.

Discover the regional heritage with heirloom flowers, fruit and vegetables at Heronswood, where you can sit in the magnificent garden to savour lunch cooked with produce fresh from the edible gardens.

Be advised, some private gardens open their gates once or twice a year as part of the Australian Open Garden Scheme. For further details phone 03 9397 8841.