We would encourage all visitors to Melbourne to join the two million visitors a year flocking to the Fitzroy Gardens. With over 150 years of history encompassing two world wars and the rapid transformation of Melbourne city, Fitzroy Gardens endures. Situated near the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, the gardens present a variety of activities for visitors to partake in.
The Fitzroy Gardens can be reached within a mere 10-minute walk from the hotel. For more information on the gardens, contact our Concierge staff.
The Fairies Tree
Chief among the attractions within the gardens is the Fairies Tree, providing a safe haven for all of the city’s fairies. A favourite amongst children, Ola Cohn’s Fairies Tree is a series of exquisite carvings on the stump of a Red Gum tree. Among these carvings are fairies, dwarfs, gnomes, and a menagerie of Australian animals.
In honour of the discoverer of the east coast of Australia, James Cook, Cooks’ Cottage has been preserved for visitors of Fitzroy Gardens to enjoy. Whilst the cottage may have been restored and rebuilt over the years, visitors are able to step back in time and see how some of the first settlers into Melbourne lived.
Named after the gardener, James Sinclair, who moved into the property in 1866, the property is a modern Italian Romanesque style building which offers visitors both a beautiful cottage to peruse and a rare example of this style of architecture in Melbourne.