By Brendan Rees
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is pleased to have received won the ‘Major Tourist Attractions’ category at the Victorian Tourism Awards on Thursday 28 December.
Held at the Victorian Tourism Industry Council, the judges selected Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria from many outstanding competitors based on its achievements in areas of tourism, business planning, marketing, customer service and sustainability.
“This award is recognition that our Cranbourne and Melbourne Gardens are not only places for contemplation, learning and science, but one of the world’s great tourist destinations” Tim Entwisle, director and chief executive of Royal Botanic Gardens said.
“As someone said to us at the awards night ‘Of course you should win, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is the future of tourism in Victoria’. I agree!’
“And there is more to come. We have big events planned for both Gardens, including a first for Australia, Lightscape.”
This illuminated light trail builds on the success of Fire Gardens and offers yet another incentive for Victorians and tourists from around the world to visit Melbourne and to experience our beautiful Melbourne Gardens.
With Gardens in both Melbourne and Cranbourne, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Both Gardens, which attract more 2.3 million people, and offer guided walks, nature education, Indigenous led walks, mini-bus tours, picnic packages, retail, food and beverage and arts and cultural experiences.