A great place for a picnic
Melbourne's Botanical Gardens are one of the city's main attractions. Not far from the central business district, they can be reached easily on foot or by public transport. The Botanical Gardens cover an area of 36 hectares, and are filled with native vegetation. The best time to visit is in spring or summer, when all the plants are in full bloom, but it continues to be popular during the short winter season - it has over one million visitors annually. The gardens are divided into different sections, including the Rose Garden and Herb Garden. Admission is free, and the doors open at 7:30am and close at sunset.