These historic Gardens have their origins at the very beginning of St Kilda.  In November 1859, only two years after  the first Council elections (1857), the St Kilda Council, wishing to beautify the rapidly developing suburb, voted to  set aside  these 16 acres of land  for the purpose of a Botanical Garden.  Mr Tilman Gloystein won the design competition.  His formal setting of a North-South path axis leading to a central layout of garden beds, has been  maintained ever since.

Welcome to the gardens


St Kilda Botanic Gardens Inc was established to sustain the bond between the St Kilda Botanical Gardens and surrounding community. Projects include maintenance and restoration of these heritage gardens by encouraging community members to become involved in the gardens and participate in activities including hands-on gardening, social events, skills building, fund-raising and advocacy.





come, play chess, brings the kids, have a bbq or even take your school class.... Joy just needs to be three or four sentences.


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