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

Location

Ferrars Street, Albert Park

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

Access

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.

Getting there

Google Map St Vincent Gardens

Melways Reference

57 F3

Bus

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

Trams

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.

Parking

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

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Sports Clubs

The Albert Park Bowling club is located in the West 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 Eastern section of St Vincent Gardens, for more information visit the Albert Park Lawn Tennis Club website.

Restrictions

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 call ASSIST on 03 9209 6777 for specific parking information.

About

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 1923-1925 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 Park Services

Email: assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au 
Phone: 03 9209 6777
Post: Park Services, City of Port Phillip, Private Bag No. 3, St Kilda PO VIC 3182

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