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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens

The London College of Garden Design Melbourne Garden Design Program is taught from a new teaching facility at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens. Our occasional short courses are held at venues appropriate to the course, so please check the course listing for location details.

Directions to Melbourne Gardens

Located at Birdwood Avenue, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Melbourne Gardens is approximately two kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre.

Public Transport

Bus: Route 605 (Melbourne Observatory/Birdwood Avenue)

Tram: Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 (Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Rd)

For detailed public transport information, visit the Public Transport Victoria website.


Street metered car parking for up to four hours is generally easy to find close to entry gates. Please note that parking conditions vary according to nearby events. The City of Melbourne enforces parking restrictions in the area. Disabled parking bays are marked on the Gardens Map.


Designated bicycle paths along the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD lead to Melbourne Gardens. Please note that riding of bicycles in the gardens is not permitted. Dedicated bicycle parking is available at Observatory Gate.

For more information on accessibility and a map of the garden please visit the Gardens own website