Edinburgh Gardens

Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Established European elms line the tranquil walking paths of this 140-year-old parkland. A short walk from the main strip of North Fitzroy, these gardens are an ideal place to laze about. Drop into local favourite supermarket Piedmonte's to pick up picnic provisions beforehand. Should the mood take you, there's a lawn bowls green next door.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford attractions

1. Centre for Contemporary Photography

0.68 MILES

This not-for-profit centre exhibits contemporary photography across five gallery spaces. Shows traverse traditional techniques and the highly conceptual,…

2. Backwoods Gallery

0.73 MILES

Set up in 2010 by a team of Melbourne street artists, Backwoods Gallery promotes and exhibits works by mostly Australian artists – with a focus on urban…

3. Keith Haring Mural

0.83 MILES

Anyone with an interest in street art will want to check out this Keith Haring mural, painted by the late New York artist on his visit in 1984. It adorns…

4. Sutton Gallery

0.88 MILES

Housed in a simple, unassuming warehouse space entered off Greeves St, this gallery is known for championing challenging new work.

5. Melbourne General Cemetery


Melbourne has been burying its dead here since 1852. It's worth a stroll to see the final resting place of three Australian prime ministers, the memorial…

6. Museo Italiano

1.16 MILES

Telling the story of Melbourne's Italian community, this small but information-packed museum puts an important part of Australia's history, and the…

7. Yarra Bend Park

1.25 MILES

Escape the city without leaving town in this large area of native bushland flanking the river, about 5km northeast of the city centre. It's an area…

8. Gertrude Glasshouse

1.26 MILES

Satellite of the Gertrude Contemporary gallery in Preston, this architecturally designed, versatile project space gives artists undertaking the gallery's…