Originally designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880, the Exhibition buildings and the surrounding Carlton Gardens are now World Heritage listed.
Features include: the elaborate Hochgurtel fountain and the circular French Fountain; plantings in honour of the Dalai Lama; avenues of mature trees and flower beds; two ornamental lakes created for the 1880 exhibition; the Melbourne Museum and the Lie of the Land sculptural installation at its entrance; the Royal Exhibition Building; the Carlton Gardens Tennis Courts; a children's playground; and the Moreton Bay Fig trees where local aboriginals have traditionally met and socialised.
At a glance
Map of Carlton Gardens (PDF 3MB)View a list of special features
Melway Ref: 2B H11
Facilities: toilet, playground.