Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

St. Kilda Botanical Gardens

This historic botanical garden has a modern twist, incorporating a fascinating Eco-Centre into its green lawns, stunning native flowerbeds and rose garden.

The St. Kilda Botanical Gardens is a magnificent 19th-century garden in the historic inner-southeast suburb of St. Kilda. Established in 1859, the gardens have evolved throughout the decades to include extensive seasonal flowerbeds, lush exotic forests, a rose garden, a conservatory and a range of native Australian plant species. Stroll amid the gardens’ gorgeous collections of seasonal flowers and indigenous plants, check out the ornamental pond, explore glasshouses and discover innovative new concepts at the Eco-Centre.

Wander along the palm-lined path that bisects the pretty park. Visit the expertly manicured Alister Clarke Memorial Rose Garden to see specially bred roses blooming between spring and autumn. Transport yourself to another land beneath the leafy canopy of the Sub-Tropical Rainforest Conservatory. Extensive flowerbeds display beautiful blooms from Australia and beyond. See tiny native wildflowers blossoming in late winter and colourful European species come to life in spring. The excellent collection of indigenous plants makes these botanical gardens a great place to study Australian flora.

Stroll around the gardens’ ornamental pond. This water feature is crowned by the Rain Man, which is a fountain that runs on solar power and recycled water. The innovative design behind the fountain sculpture is key to the concepts of the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens Eco-Centre. Visit this centre to join classes and workshops that promote sustainable living practices.

Challenge your friend or another garden visitor to a match on the chess tables. Confident players might want to play a match on the giant chessboard.

While in the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens, keep an eye out for birdlife, including eastern spinebills, cooing crested pigeons and rainbow lorikeets feasting on eucalyptus blossoms,.

The gardens are free to enter and are open daily between sunrise and sunset. Two tram lines and several bus lines pass near to the gardens and the closest train station is in Balaclava. Free parking is available in the gardens’ vicinity. Combine your visit to the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens with a stroll down nearby Acland Street, home to delicious continental cakes, contemporary dining and fashion boutiques.


Map

Top St. Kilda Botanical Gardens Hotel & Accommodation Deals

See all 2,378 properties near St. Kilda Botanical Gardens
Cosmopolitan Hotel AU$98
Cosmopolitan Hotel

Cosmopolitan Hotel

2-8 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly St Kilda hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Luna Park and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and Albert Park Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km). Balaclava Station is 17 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 24 minutes.

    ROSIE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment
    ROSIE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment

    ROSIE, 2BDR St.Kilda Apartment

    6/11 herbert Street, St Kilda, VIC
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Saint Kilda South, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Acland Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Road are also within 1 mi (2 km). Balaclava Station is 14 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 18 minutes.

      St Kilda Gardens Executive Living
      St Kilda Gardens Executive Living

      St Kilda Gardens Executive Living

      208/27-31 Herbert St, St Kilda, VIC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Saint Kilda South, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Acland Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Pier are also within 1 mi (2 km). Balaclava Station is 13 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 17 minutes.

        St Kilda Garden Views
        St Kilda Garden Views

        St Kilda Garden Views

        219/27-31 Herbert St, St Kilda, VIC
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Saint Kilda South, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Acland Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Pier are also within 1 mi (2 km). Balaclava Station is 13 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 17 minutes.

          Garden Views on Herbert
          Garden Views on Herbert

          Garden Views on Herbert

          120/27-31 Herbert St, St Kilda, VIC
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Saint Kilda South, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Acland Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Pier are also within 1 mi (2 km). Balaclava Station is 13 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 17 minutes.

            Smart Modern St Kilda
            Smart Modern St Kilda

            Smart Modern St Kilda

            102/27-31 Herbert St, St Kilda, VIC
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Saint Kilda South, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Acland Street, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Pier are also within 1 mi (2 km). Balaclava Station is 13 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 17 minutes.

              Penthouse St Kilda Style
              Penthouse St Kilda Style

              Penthouse St Kilda Style

              39/220 Barkly St, St Kilda, VIC
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Saint Kilda South, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Acland Street and St Kilda Beach. Luna Park and Palais Theatre are also within 15 minutes. Balaclava Station is 16 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 22 minutes.

                Barkly Apartments AU$107
                Barkly Apartments

                Barkly Apartments

                180 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Saint Kilda South, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Acland Street, Luna Park, and Palais Theatre. St Kilda Beach and St Kilda Pier are also within 15 minutes. Balaclava Station is 18 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 24 minutes.