Melton Botanic Gardens is a Garden under development at the Melbourne suburb of Melton. The new plantings are mostly dry climate plants from around Australia. The Ryan Creek which runs along the garden and the lake and the woodlands around it, are home to many species of birds. This 25-acre garden may take at least twenty years to reach its potential.
The gardens also have facilities for picnicking with BBQ, shelters and picnic tables. The Concrete path runs all along the North South direction is frequented by dog walkers.
The gardens are maintained by the volunteers from Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden, guided by the City of Melton. A plant nursery operates from the northern end of the garden. Another interesting feature of the garden is the Southern African Garden with plants from that continent and the Mediterranean Garden.
The council has plans to turn the island at the main lake into a bird sanctuary, even now there are many Pelicans and ducks in the lake.
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Address:40 Lakewood Blvd, Melton VIC 3337
Entry is free
Dogs are allowed on leashes
Public toilets available / Wheel Chair friendly
Guided tours can be arranged for a group or organisation by contacting John Bentley on 9743 3819 or 0412 162 531
Plant nursery opening hours: 10am -1pm (Tuesday and Thursday) and 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
What you can do here: Walk your dog, Take a walk through the garden, Bird Watching, Enjoy the Garden, Spend time near the lake, Buy plants from the plant nursery