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Old Parliament House Gardens

Arbor in the centre of the Ladies Garden
Young girl smelling roses. Photo by Jinkyart
Rex Hazlewood Garden
Arbor in the centre of the Ladies Garden
Young girl smelling roses. Photo by Jinkyart
Rex Hazlewood Garden

Overview

Old Parliament House Gardens offer a pleasant, rose filled place to pause in the heart of the Parliamentary Zone. Located on either side of Old Parliament House are the House of Representatives Garden and Senate Garden.

The roses in this garden were planted during the Great Depression. When parliament moved, the gardens were opened to the public. They were restored in 2004 to their current beauty.

The Old Parliament House Gardens are available for public and corporate functions. Call the National Capital Authority for garden-related enquiries.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“Lovely and peaceful”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2w ago by JulieLee75

Lovely spot to sit in the winter son and relax after a long walk from the hotel! I can imagine it was a nice spot to wander through after a tough day in the senate!

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“Garden for quiet reflection”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by 619jeffry

The Gardens are a feature of Old Parliment House. Commonwealth Parliament sat in Melbourne from 1901 to 1927, when the seat of government transfered to Canberra. Government sat in the "new...

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“Would be great in spring”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 10mos ago by Judysim

It’s winter so obviously not the best time to see the gardens but I’m sure they would be spectacular in spring. I look forward to seeing the roses in bloom one day.

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