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Flagstaff Gardens description and photos - Australia: Melbourne. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Flagstaff Gardens.
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Flagstaff Gardens is Melbourne's oldest public park, founded in 1862. It has tremendous archaeological, floristic, historical and social significance in the history of the city. In 1840, a flagstaff was erected at the top of the hill where the park is today as part of the signaling system between Melbourne and ships entering Port Phillip Bay. This is where the name of the park comes from.
The territory of the park is small, only 7.2 hectares. Opposite its southeast corner is Flagstaff Railroad Station, and diagonally across the site is the former Royal Mint, built in 1869. It is a beautifully preserved example of classical architecture from the Victoria Gold Rush. The facade is decorated with paired columns and the coat of arms of the Royal Mint. Victoria's Royal Market begins at the northeast corner of the park across William Street.
Flagstaff Gardens itself consists of several wide lawns with a variety of trees and flowers, among which numerous animals scurry, including possums. Mostly deciduous trees grow in the southern part of the park, and huge eucalyptus trees in the northern part. Alleys of elms and large-leaved ficuses hide walking paths from the sun with their spreading crowns. Among the lawns of the park are interesting monuments and sculptures.
Tennis courts, volleyball and handball courts are located along William Street. Workers in the nearby offices often have lunch breaks in the park and have picnics on weekends.
Flagstaff Gardens Park is listed as a National Property for Australia and Victoria.
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