Conservatory Front view

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.

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The Conservatory is open every day,  9am - 5pm. (5.30pm daylight saving)

Closed Christmas Day (December 25th)

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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  
Note: Changeover of each display, when one display is removed and next is installed, the Conservatory will close for a week for safety reasons.

In 2016, the conservatory is closed for the changeover of the display 1-5 Feb, 4-8 Apr, 25-29 Jul, 19-23 Sep and 7-11 Nov.

 For further information contact City of Melbourne (03) 9658 9658.