Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is open

Melbourne Gardens and Cranbourne Gardens are open.  

For the safety of visitors and staff, we will operate with a few changes.

Melbourne Gardens
October – March
Daily, 7.30am – 7:30pm
April – September
Daily, 7.30am – 5.30pm
Closed: drinking fountains

Gardens Shops

  • Observatory shop is open
  • Lakeside shop will remain closed due to capacity limitations


  • Jardin Tan
    Cafe with dine-in options and kiosk
    Daily, 8am – 3pm
  • The Terrace
    Cafe with dine-in options
    Fri to Sun, 9.30am – 3.30pm
    Kiosk for takeaways only
    Daily, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Cranbourne Gardens
Daily, 9am – 5pm
Closed: drinking fountains and the Boon Wurrung cafe (see dining option below)

Gardens Shop

  • Cranbourne Gardens Shop is open


  • Oliver’s Vintage Coffee Van
    Mon to Fri, 10am – 4pm
    Weekends and public holidays, 9.30am – 4pm
    Located outside the Visitor Centre in the Australian Garden for coffee and snacks.

Groups of up to 100 are permitted. 

Face masks are no longer mandatory when you are outdoors if you can stay 1.5 metres away from people that you do not live with. You must use a fitted face mask when indoors, including in our shops and Visitor Centres, so please continue to carry a face mask with you at all times. 

To keep visitors and staff safe, capacity in some public areas is restricted. Food and drink are available at both sites. 

Narrow garden pathways are now one way so please follow all signage and maintain a safe distance from others during your visit. 

During this period, we will continue our standard cleaning service, with supplementary cleaning of high touch areas. We recommend visitors bring their own hand sanitiser and practice good hygiene. 

To help protect our invaluable Living Collections, please do not run within the Gardens.

We greatly appreciate your support and understanding during this time.