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Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

Listed under Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.

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On the Yarra's south bank, these gardens are a lush and lovely oasis of green just out of the centre of town. The grounds are expansive, with some landscaped and some wild gardens and some natives and some exotics – though some of the natives are pretty exotic too. There are around 10,000 different species in the botanical collection, and this is considered one of the best collections of plants in the world.

Some of the themed arrangements include the Australian Rainforest Walk, the Camelia Garden, Fern Gully, New Zealand Collection, the Rose Gardens, the Tropical Display Glasshouse, the Cacti and Succulents and the Water Conservation Garden.

One of the prize exhibits of the gardens is the 'Separation Tree', a 300 year old River red Gum under which Victoria was declared a state.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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