Melbourne Travel Guide

Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne




Australia Travel Guide


Highlights of Melbourne

Highlights of Melbourne


Melbourne City Centre

St Kilda Beach



South Gate

Melbourne Aquarium

Fitzroy Gardens


Phillip Island

Yarra Valley


Melbourne Tours


What's on in Melbourne


Restaurants in


Luxury Hotels

Moderate Hotels

Budget Hotels


Wireless Internet



Sydney Travel Guide


Brisbane Travel Guide


Gold Coast Travel Guide


Adelaide Travel Guide


Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne is located with the central business district of Melbourne bordered by Wellington Parade, Landsdowne Street, Albert Street and Claredon Street. Fitzroy Gardens is 26 hectares of parklands with nice walking trails, grassed area and a few historical places of interest like Captain Cooks Cottage.


In 1848 this park land was reserved as public land and they were named Fitzroy Gardens in 1862 - named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy Governor of New South Wales. The Fitzroy Gardens and are now listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. There are some native animals living in the park including brushtail possums, ringtail possums, rainbow lorikeets and microbats.

Model Tudor Village

Within Fitzroy Gardens is a model Tudor Village which was donated by the town of Lambeth England after the people of Melbourne provided gifts of food and clothing after the second world war.

Model Tudor Village Fitzroy Gardens


Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory


The Conservatory in Fitzroy Gardens was opened on the 13th March 1930 and contains a beautiful display of plants and flowers. There are 5 separate displays each year within the Conservatory. Entry to the conservatory is free. For more information on the displays at the Conservatory click here.

Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory Melbourne


Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory


Fitzroy Gardens pond


For more information about the history of Fitzroy Gardens visit the Fitzroy Gardens website


Last updated 9th September 2012

Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

Captain Cook's Cottage is the oldest building in Australia. Captain James Cook was the founder of Australia when he sailed his ship Endeavour in 1770. The cottage was brought out to Australia in 1934 from England after it was donated. The cottage has a traditional English garden with herbs and vegetables. Entree into Captain Cook's Cottage costs $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. $3 for students and pensioners.

Captain Cook's Cottage Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne


Sinclair's Cottage

Sinclair's Cottage was the home of James Sinclair who was the head gardener of Fitzroy Gardens during the 1860s and 1870s. The cottage is built from polychrome brick and designed in the Italianate pattern book style. The building was used by the caretakers of the gardens until the 1990s.

Sinclair's Cottage Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne


Fitzroy Gardens Fairy Tree


Right next to the Model Tudor Village is the most loved attraction for children in Fitzroy Gardens - the Ola Cohn's Fairy Tree. Miss Cohn provided the art work on this tree between 1931 until during Victoria's Year 1934. The carvings depict fairies, dwarfs, gnomes, Koalas, flying foxes, kangaroos and other Australian wildlife.

Fitroy Gardens Fairy Tree


Hotels close to Fitzroy Gardens


2 of the closes hotels to Fitzroy Gardens are the Hilton on the Park and Park Hyatt Hotel.


  Highlights of Melbourne

Melbourne Restaurant Guide

Afghan Restaurants

Chinese Restaurants

Egyptian Restaurants

French Restaurants

German Restaurants

Greek Restaurants

Indonesian Restaurants

Indian Restaurants

Italian Restaurants

Japanese Restaurants

Korean Restaurants

Lebanese Restaurants

Malaysian Restaurants

Mexican Restaurants

Nepalese Restaurants

Spanish Restaurants

Steak Restaurants

Thai Restaurants

Turkish Restaurants

Vegetarian Restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurants

Yum Cha Restaurants
















  trueblueaussie Footer

* Privacy Policy  * Contact Us

Sydney Travel Guide * Melbourne Travel Guide * Brisbane Travel Guide * Gold Coast Travel Guide * Adelaide Travel Guide