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Maranoa Gardens Balwyn

The Maranoa Botanic Gardens is a perfect spot for a day out with the whole family, with great picnic areas, public toilets and a playground next door.

Maranoa Gardens Balwyn


  • Great for a picnic or a walk so bring the whole family!

  • Playground is at Beckett Park. Plenty of parking available

  • Enjoy a great variety of indigenous and native plants

  • Dogs are not permitted

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The Maranoa Botanic Gardens is a must-see botanical garden in Melbourne. This amazing garden is bursting with life and colour, with winding paths that lead you through a rainforest and a variety of indigenous and native plants. Be sure to bring your camera - the photo opportunities here are endless!

Plus, with vast picnic areas, public toilets and a playground right next door, it's the perfect spot for a day out with the whole family.

These lovely and peaceful gardens in Melbourne's suburb of Balwyn house 4000 species of Australian and New Zealand native plant species.

Follow the circuit path and explore the different zones of the gardens including the Rainforest, Temperate Woodland, Indigenous Display and more.

Maranoa Gardens Parking

If you're looking for a place to park in the Maranoa Botanic Gardens, head to Beckett Park via Parring Road. With plenty of parking available, it's easy to get there and get started on your fun exploring one of the best flower gardens in Melbourne. Click on the Location tab to get directions on your Maps.

Maranoa Gardens Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: Open from 7.30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: Open from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Maranoa Gardens Entry Fee

The gardens are free.

Maranoa Gardens Map

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

Maranoa Gardens Playground:

There is a playground in the nearby Beckett Park for kids to enjoy. You can also go up to a platform with views of the gardens and the neighbourhood.

Maranoa Garden Facilities

  • Public toilets
  • Seating and tables
  • Picnic areas
  • Playground at Beckett Park

Maranoa Gardens Dogs

Dogs are not permitted within the fenced area of Maranoa Botanic Gardens.

Other Activities at Maranoa Gardens

Cycling and rollerblading are not allowed.


Most paths at Maranoa Botanic Gardens are flat and even, making this park pram and wheelchair friendly.

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