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George Pentland Botanic Gardens & Playground

George Pentland Botanic Gardens is perfect for a relaxing day out with the whole family. It's a great place for a picnic, or to explore and play.
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Beautiful Melbourne garden for the whole family
Paved and unpaved walking trails to enjoy nature
Explore Australian native plants and the ornamental lake
Great for a picnic or a relaxing walk

The George Pentland Botanic Gardens is a breath of fresh air for the heart of Frankston (close to the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre). Whether you're looking to explore and learn about different types of plants, find a picturesque spot for a picnic, or just take a relaxing walk, this Melbourne garden has something for everyone. 

Escape the city and come to George Pentland Botanic Gardens for a relaxing day out amongst Australian native plants. With new displays being developed all the time, there's always something different to see at George Pentland Botanic Gardens!

The Ornamental pond is great for watching the ducks play (please supervise the kids near open water at all times), and the children's playground is sure to keep the little ones entertained for hours. So if you're looking for a lovely day out surrounded by natural beauty, the George Pentland Botanic Gardens is the place to be!

George Pentland Gardens opening hours

  • November to March: 7 am - 9 pm
  • April to October: 7 am - 6 pm

George Botanical Gardens entry fee

There are no admission fees. The gardens are free.

George Botanical Gardens map

A map of George Pentland Botanic Gardens is just a mouse click away. Click here to download a printable George Pentland Botanic Gardens map to plan your visit.


  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shelter
  • Playground
  • Shade areas
  • Paved & unpaved walking trails
  • Ornamental lake (you'll need to supervise children near open water at all times)
  • Water fountains
  • Accessible public toilets


Pets are not allowed in the gardens.


Marquees and pergolas are not allowed at the Gardens without prior permission.


The walking tracks are quite flat and can be accessed by prams.


  • Photos 1,3: frankston.vic.gov.au
  • Photo 2: Jim Bo
  • Photo 4: Ash N
  • Photo 5: Paul Pavlinovich
  • Elena