Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has reopened

We are delighted to share that Melbourne Gardens and Cranbourne Gardens have reopened. 

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

Melbourne Gardens
Daily, 7.30am – sunset
Closed: Tropical Glasshouse, drinking fountains

Gardens Shops

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


  • Jardin Tan
    Daily, 9am – 3pm
    Kiosk in operation and dine-in options available
  • The Terrace
    Daily, 9.30am – 3.30pm
    Kiosk in operation, no dine-in options available

Cranbourne Gardens
Daily, 9am – 5pm
Closed: BBQs, drinking fountains

Gardens Shop

  • Cranbourne Gardens Shop is now 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 50 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 and there are currently no tours or events taking place. 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.