Garden tour of Parliament House
Join us for a free tour of these historic gardens to learn more about their evolution from Victorian-era roots to a modern Australian landscape.
Established in the 1860s, the Parliament House gardens are a classic example of late Victorian landscaped design, and act as an unlikely oasis at the top of Melbourne’s CBD.
Dominated by Norfolk pines and Algerian oaks, the gardens are based on a William Guilfoyle design that allows visitors to meander through at a leisurely pace.
As well as learning about the history of Parliament and its garden, the experienced guide will show you highlights such as the oldest lawn bowls green in Victoria still in use, and the award-winning annex with its native rooftop garden.
Date and time
- Our December’s Garden tour dates will be released following the Victorian State Election, 26 November.
- 2023 dates and times will be released in mid-January next year.
Tours start at 10:30 am and run for approximately 90 minutes.
Please arrive 20 minutes before the tour start time to allow for security screening and check-in.
Group size and bookings
Numbers are limited to 20 people per tour.
What to bring
As the tour is outdoors, please ensure you wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, and bring hats or umbrellas depending on the weather.