A leisurely walk around the spectacular Australian Gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne
Start at the carpark and walk through the visitor centre. The first magnificent sight is the Red Sand Garden straight in front. Veer to the right of the sand garden along the Rockpool Waterway (paddling is allowed here), turn left over the Waterhole Bridge and along the Serpentine Path. Stride to the top of Gibson Hill if you are energetic. Come back down through the Arid Garden, across to the Eucalypt Walk, Scribbly Path and through the Forest Garden. The Rift Path leads through to the Elisabeth Murdoch Promenade across the Ian Potter Lake. Here you will find a kiosk and a few different 'garden' themes. On the way back pass Howson Hill, Home Garden, Future Garden, Water Saving Garden and the Diversity Garden until you reach the visitor centre once again. It really is quite spectacular.
The Red Sand Garden is the first sight just outside the Visitor Centre
The Rockpool Waterway is the only place that paddling is allowed.
Waterhole Bridge is at the end of the Rockpool Waterway
The Serpentine Path leads into the Arid Garden or up Gibson Hill
Grass trees (formerly called black boys) in the Arid Garden
View from the top of Gibson Hill across the Red Sand Garden back to the Visitor Centre
Weird & Wonderful Garden
Casuarina Grove to Seaside Garden
Melaleuca Spits looking back to the Waterhole Bridge
Howson Hill overlooking River Bend
Water Saving Garden