Famous Garden

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Located east of the Central Business District (CBD) area along the East Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens provide an oasis of 26 hectares of lush greenery close to the city center. Besides the charming alleys lined with flowerbeds and elms huge, these gardens offer some interesting sights. Among them, Cook’s Cottage, a small stone house, is said to be the residence of the parents of the famous English navigator James Cook who landed on the east coast of Australia in 1770. In 1934, on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Victoria, the house was a gift to the State, dismantled, transported by boat, and then rebuilt in Melbourne. Visiting (surcharge) is fast enough given the small places but nice for those who are in need of old stone and history. The premises are furnished and decorated with replicas of furniture typical of the mid 18th century in England. Not far away, you will find Conservatory, a greenhouse built in 1930, which reproduces the architectural style of a Spanish mission and offers year-round visitors to its beautiful floral renewed. Children will have fun certainly contemplate the Fairies’ Tree, a tree in which all kinds of animals and fantastic creatures were carved and colored. The green space with dimensions smaller juxtaposed with the Fitzroy Gardens across Lansdowne Street, is the Treasury Gardens.



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