Garden Design & Landscape Gardening
Some locations and events featuring garden design & landscape gardening:
Free Government House garden tour
Garden lovers can enjoy a free tour of the Government House gardens. Tours start at 11am and are free but bookings are essential.
The gardens feature magnificent lawns, specimen trees surrounded by large beds of trees and shrubs, and the Peace and Prosperity Kitchen Garden. The gardens also feature ceremonial trees planted by members of the Royal Family and previous Governors.
The tour goes for about one hour and you will need a general level of fitness. There are some steps, small hills and uneven surfaces.
While each tour
caters for up to 30 people, there are no group bookings available.
Wear casual clothes with
sensible footwear. Bring photo ID (passport, drivers licence, student ID
etc.,). Check in at the Government House Gatehouse 15 minutes before the
You are encouraged to take public transport: Flinders Street Station is a 15 to 20-minute walk to Government House Take the St Kilda Rd/Coventry St tram - routes 3/3a, 5, 6,16, 64, 67 and 72 - and get off at the Grant Street - Police Memorial stop.
Parking is not available at the House. If you drive, there is metered parking on Linlithgow and Birdwood avenues.
Tours can be cancelled in extreme weather or for operational reasons.