Conservatory

NOTICE: The conservatory is currently closed due to a glass pane in the roof breaking. Emergency rectification works are planned and it will take some time to complete the repairs. It has been decided to keep the Conservatory closed due to concerns for public safety. Aiming to reopen in late July, once everything is repaired and safe. For more information contact City of Melbourne 03 9658 9658.

 

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.

Floral Displays

Display 1 Hydrangea / Fuchsias 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 / Fuchsias

Display 2 Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia Display

Display 3 Tropical / Poinsettia Display

Display 4 Cyclamen / Cineraria Display

History: Tuberous Begonia Display in 1940s


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 for safety reasons.

In 2019, the conservatory is closed for the changeover of the floral display,
4 to 8 February,
1 to 5 April,
22 July to 26 July,
16 to 20 September
28 October to 1 November.

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


DISPLAY 1 - Hydrangea / Fuchsia  (1 of 7) DISPLAY 1 - Hydrangea / Fuchsia  (2 of 7) DISPLAY 1 - Hydrangea / Fuchsia  (3 of 7) DISPLAY 1 - Hydrangea / Fuchsia  (4 of 7) DISPLAY 1 - Hydrangea / Fuchsia  (5 of 7) DISPLAY 1 - Hydrangea / Fuchsia  (6 of 7) DISPLAY 1 - Hydrangea / Fuchsia  (7 of 7) DISPLAY 2 - Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia  (1 of 7) DISPLAY 2 - Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia  (2 of 7) DISPLAY 2 - Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia  (3 of 7) DISPLAY 2 - Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia  (4 of 7) DISPLAY 2 - Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia  (5 of 7) DISPLAY 2 - Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia  (6 of 7) DISPLAY 2 - Tuberous Begonia / Gloxinia  (7 of 7) DISPLAY 3 - Tropical / Poinsettia  (1 of 7) DISPLAY 3 - Tropical / Poinsettia  (2 of 7) DISPLAY 3 - Tropical / Poinsettia  (3 of 7) DISPLAY 3 - Tropical / Poinsettia  (4 of 7) DISPLAY 3 - Tropical / Poinsettia  (5 of 7) DISPLAY 3 - Tropical / Poinsettia  (6 of 7) DISPLAY 3 - Tropical / Poinsettia  (7 of 7) DISPLAY 4 - Cineraria / Cyclamen  (1 of 7) DISPLAY 4 - Cineraria / Cyclamen  (2 of 7) DISPLAY 4 - Cineraria / Cyclamen  (3 of 7) DISPLAY 4 - Cineraria / Cyclamen  (4 of 7) DISPLAY 4 - Cineraria / Cyclamen  (5 of 7) DISPLAY 4 - Cineraria / Cyclamen  (6 of 7) DISPLAY 4 - Cineraria / Cyclamen  (7 of 7) DISPLAY 5 - Schizanthus / Calceolaria  (1 of 7) DISPLAY 5 - Schizanthus / Calceolaria  (2 of 7) DISPLAY 5 - Schizanthus / Calceolaria  (3 of 7) DISPLAY 5 - Schizanthus / Calceolaria  (4 of 7) DISPLAY 5 - Schizanthus / Calceolaria  (5 of 7) DISPLAY 5 - Schizanthus / Calceolaria  (6 of 7) DISPLAY 5 - Schizanthus / Calceolaria  (7 of 7)
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