St Vincent Gardens

This beautiful leafy reserve houses a bowls and tennis club, as well as playground and picnic area.
St Vincent Gardens is accessible by gravel paths and features mature trees, garden beds and turf areas

Facilities and features

  • Benches
  • No BBQ
  • Paths
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic area shaded
  • Playground
  • Public toilets
  • Shade trees
  • Sport and recreation

Other information

  • Drinking fountain
  • Bowling club and tennis club located on site
  • St Vincent Gardens is a heritage listed garden


Ferrars Street, Albert Park


St Vincent Gardens is boarded by St Vincent’s Place, St Vincent’s Place North and South and Ferrars Street with Montague Street dividing the East and West sections. Access gates are located on each corner section.

On a sunny day a woman sitting on a bench found along the gravel path in St Vincent Gardens shaded by trees

Getting there

Google Map St Vincent Gardens

Melways Reference

57 F3


The 606 (Fisherman’s Bend to Elsternwick) bus route travels along Richardson Street Albert Park.


Tram number 1 (East Coburg to South Melbourne Beach) directly passes the gardens on Montague Street. The light rail number 96 (East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach) is a short walk from the South Melbourne Market / Coventry Street stop.


Free parking is available around the perimeter of the gardens. Check local signage for more information or call ASSIST on 03 9209 6777.

Download the Travel Smart Map of Port Phillip (PDF 2.5 MB).

Sports Clubs

The Albert Park Bowling club is located in the Eastern section of the park and is open year round, for additional information visit the Albert Park Bowls Club website.

The Albert Park Lawn Tennis club has two courts located in the Western section of St Vincent Gardens, for more information visit the Albert Park Lawn Tennis Club website.


Dogs are not permitted off leash, penalties apply.

Parking restrictions may apply in the surrounding roads and streets, please check the parking signs for full details or contact us.


St Vincent Gardens is of national significance for its English style design around surrounding crescents. Designed by Clement Hodgkinson in 1868 the garden reflects the Georgian era. Tree plantings are arranged in symmetrical patterns with themed plantings throughout the gardens timescale, four of which are registered with the National Trust.

A lawn bowls club was established in 1873, a tennis club in 1883 on the site of an earlier croquet lawn. Two memorials rest within the gardens, a Returned Services League (RSL) memorial built in 1923-25 and a memorial rest house in the memory of Dr Frederick Miller Johnson killed in WW1, sits to the north of the bowling green built in 1916.

Contact us

Our Parks Team is here to help.

Send us a message on My Port Phillip.

Phone: 03 9209 6777

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