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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Tickets

Birdwood Avenue,  South YarraVIC  3141

Venue Information

Venue Details


The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are accessible by car, train or tram.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Southern Cross Lawn, Observatory Gate, Birdwood Avenue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance)
Wind in the Willows: Gate F, Birdwood Ave, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne


2, 3 and 4 hour meter parking is available in the streets surrounding the Gardens. Voucher machines operate in Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra.

Public Transportation
By Public Transport:
Take the train to Flinders Street Station. Then take a tram (3, 5, 8, 16, 64 or 67) to the Domain Road Interchange. Walk towards the Shrine of Remembrance and you will see the Observatory Buildings, which are part of the Gardens. Follow the footpath from here to Birdwood Avenue.

For A Midsummer Night's Dream enter through the Observatory Gate located in Birdwood Avenue opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.
For The Wind in the Willows continue right along Birdwood Avenue until you reach Gate F.

For detailed public transport information go to the Department of Transport's Public Transport Information website at or call them on 131 638.

Box Office Numbers

The position of the Box Office depends on each individual show, as several shows may be running in the Gardens at the one time.

Box Office Hours

Box Office location for A Midsummer Night's Dream: Observatory Site & Box Office will be open from 2 hours prior to each performance please enter through the Observatory gate on Birdwood Ave (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance).
Box Office location for Wind in the Willows : enter Gate F, Birdwood Ave then follow the path for approx 150m. Box Office is open from 1 hour prior to each performance.

Types of Payment Accepted

Please note that the Box office is cash only sales.

Venue Pickup

Venue collections
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 90 mins prior

"Wind in the Willows" - 1 hour prior

Accessible Seating

There is some disabled access and facilities as part of the Royal Botanical Gardens site.

General Rules

What to Bring:
A blanket or cushion to sit on.
A picnic hamper or esky to enjoy a picnic before the show. Warm clothes as the gardens are cooler in the evening.Insect repellent.
Chairs are allowed. However, if you bring your own chair please allow us to seat you appropriately so that those around you do not have an obstructed view.

Children Rules

"A Midsummer Night's Dream": children aged under 5 years are not required to have a ticket.

"Wind in the Willows": All patrons will be required to purchase a ticket except babes in arms aged under 12 months


The Visitor Centre is located at the Observatory Precinct at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and is open seven days a week. the friendly customer service officers provide visitor information, booking services for a great variety of tours and activities and for purchases of gift vouchers.

Weekdays 9am-5pm
Weekends 9.30am-5pm
Phone (03) 92522429

The Garden Shop offers an extensive range of botanically themed books, gifts, homewares and artwork with a strong emphasis on Australian designers and manufacturers.

The Garden Shop is more than just a unique experience - by purchasing our products you are supporting the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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