City Park, Tamar Street | Launceston

The City Park, a public reserve of 12 acres laid out in lawns and gardens and shaded with oak and other English trees, is at the eastern end of the city, within a few minutes' walk of the railway station. On its formation in 1838, the Launceston Horticultural Society took over this land (which adjoined the site then occupied by the Northern Government House) and laid out the grounds as a garden. ...

Creswell Gardens, north bank Torrens Lake | Adelaide

Creswell Gardens are located on the north bank of Torrens Lake. This little park contains the Sir Ross Smith Memorial a bronze statue of the South Australian aviator who, with his brother, made in 1919 the first successful flight from England to Australia.

Fitzroy Gardens, Collins St., Melbourne | Melbourne

The Gardens have a long history of over 150 years, few other capital cities can boast such a significant garden so close to the centre of their commercial district. Valued for their historic, aesthetic, architectural and horticultural significance, Fitzroy Gardens were classified by the National Trust in 1974 and placed on the Victorian Heritage Register in 1999. Fitzroy Gardens and the adjacent...

Flagstaff Gardens, King Street | Melbourne

Melbourne's oldest public gardens were laid out in the 1840s. A plaque marks the site of the old signal which announced the arrival of ships at Williamstown.