If you've seen everything there is to see at the Royal Botanic Gardens, it might be time to stop and smell the flowers at these unsung gardens around Melbourne. Here you'll find gardens devoted to Australian natives, fancy ferns and some not-so-ubiquitous plants like cacti, rhododendrons, tulips and lotuses – perfect for when you need some green in your life.
Want more green? These national parks are within driving distance of Melbourne and here are the best parks in Melbourne's CBD.
According to advice from the Department of Health, Victorians are allowed to travel for day trips only. Additionally, recreation is permitted so long as you can maintain 1.5 metres from people and not gather in groups larger than ten people.
Please check the venue is open before you head out. Many national and regional parks are still closed due to current restrictions.