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New Garden Explorer arrives at Melbourne Gardens
Visitors to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens can now take a guided tour around the stunning 38-hectare garden from the comfort of an electric people mover.
The Garden Explorer seats up to 25 people and takes in beautiful plant collections from around the world, historic buildings, and tranquil lake-side vistas.
The Garden Explorer tour takes around 50 minutes to complete a full loop, but visitors can hop on and off as they please at any one of the seven designated stops:
• National Herbarium of Victoria (Oak Lawn)
• Tropical Glasshouse (E-Gate)
• Guilfoyle’s Volcano
• Separation Tree Rest House
• Clematis Pavilion
• Plant Craft Cottage
• Rose Pavilion and the Perennial Border
Visitors can enjoy exploring the Gardens with an all-day pass for just $15 adult/$10 concession which includes expert commentary by the friendly drivers who share their knowledge of the Gardens’ most popular plant collections and remarkable history.
Royal Botanic Gardens’ Director and Chief Executive, Prof. Tim Entwisle, explains that the Garden Explorer adds another dimension to the visitor experience.
“I’m delighted that we are able to provide this wonderful service for our visitors, particularly those with reduced mobility or limited time to explore the Gardens,” he said. “Cranbourne Gardens has had great success with its Garden Explorer and we’re hoping the Melbourne service will prove to be just as popular,” he said.
Visit the What's On for operating times and booking details.