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Saint Kilda Botanic Gardens

More than a Century of Peace and Beauty

Photograph, Saint Kilda Botanical Gardens, 2010, copyright Ali Kayn; 485x232

Mr Tilman Gloystein designed the Saint Kilda Botanical Gardens after winning a design competition. The then-recently formed St Kilda Council had set aside 16 acres of land in November 1859.

In 1950 the Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden was created. Rebuilt in 1985 as a sunken garden, it is the largest garden in Australia to pay tribute to this famous rosarian.

Major developments occurred in the 1890, 1950, 1985 and most recently in 2003 - a year that saw a significant alteration to the site of the old Council Depot. In its place, two of the historical glasshouses were refurbished for use by the Friends of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, and the Eco-Centre and community garden were established.

Text source: Friends of Saint Kilda Botanic Gardens Brochure.

Photograph, sunken rose garden, Saint Kilda Botanical Gardens, 2010 by Ali Kayn; 280x187

Sunken Rose Garden; 2010; Photograph: Ali Kayn

Friends of Saint Kilda Botanical Gardens
Photograph, Local native species trail along Herbert Street, Saint Kilda; 2010 copyright Ali Kayn; 600x266
Photograph, fish pond in St Kilda Botanical Gardens Conservatory, (c) Ali Kayn 2010; 600x389

Fish pond in St Kilda Botanical Gardens Conservatory, (c) Ali Kayn 2010

Just the facts:

Registered with Heritage Victoria
Map Download the Friends of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens Map

Contact: web site
For further information on the Friends of St Kilda Botanical Gardens meetings, events, newsletter, joining and volunteering visit their website: http://www.foskbg.org.au
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Getting there:Dickens Street, Tennyson Street and Blessington Street, Saint Kilda
96 tram to the Acland Street/Barkly Street junction and walk along Blessington Street or 67 tram to Brighton Road/Mozart Street junction and walk along Mozart Street.

Photograph, Roses in the Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden, Photo by Ali Kayn, 2010; 280x258

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Local natives, Photo by Ali Kayn, 2010