One of Melbourne's favourite tourist attractions, the Conservatory opened on the 13th of March 1930, over
80 years of providing spectacular floral displays. The Building copies the Spanish mission
architectural style, measuring 30 x 15 metres and originally costing 4,000 pounds.
The Conservatory is a vital part of the City's commitment to excellence in horticulture. There are five separate displays each year. It is
visited by tourists, schools, families and anyone who wants to capture a moment of floral beauty.
Display 1 Hydrangea / Fuchsia November - February
Display 2 Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia February - April
Display 3 Tropical / Poinsettia April - July
Display 4 Cineraria / Cyclamen July - September
Display 5 Schizanthus / Calceolaria September – November
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Display 1 Hydrangea / Fuchsia
Display 2 Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia Display
Display 3 Tropical / Poinsettia Display
Display 4 Cyclamen / Cineraria Display
Display 5 Schizanthus / Calceolaria Display
History: Tuberous Begonia Display in 1940s (Colour)
The Conservatory is open every day, 9am - 5pm. (5.30pm daylight saving)
Closed Christmas Day (December 25th)
Note: Changeover of each display, when one display is removed and next is installed, the Conservatory will close for a week to remove and install the new display.
In 2023, the Conservatory will be closed on these dates listed below:
Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia installation ─ 30 Jan to 3 Feb.
Tropical / Poinsettia installation ─ 3 to 7 April.
Cineraria / Cyclamen installation ─ 24 to 28 July.
Schizanthus / Calceolaria installation ─ 18 to 22 Sept.
Hydrangea / Fuchsia installation ─ 30 Oct to 3 Nov.
For further information contact City of Melbourne (03) 9658 9658.