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
The Garden tours are available every second Friday starting at 2:00 pm, and runs for approximately 75 minutes.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time to allow for security screening and check-in.
Extra school holiday garden tour on Tuesday 26 September at 10:00 am.
Tours may be cancelled due to weather conditions.
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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.
Photo Identification is required for public tours at Parliament House.
Strangers' Corridor Restaurant
Enjoy a coffee or lunch in Strangers Corridor while you are visiting Parliament House.
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