Royal Botanic Gardens.
The perfect place for an alfresco spread (see V. Useful/ Hamper Helpers). Log on to / rbg.vic.gov.au / for activities. Check out Moonlight Cinema / moonlight.com. au / Dec-Mar / to see a silver screen under a silver moon, and the Australian Shakespeare Company / 8676 7511 / shake speareaustralia.com.au / to catch lads in tights. Verdant Fitzroy / fitzroygardens.com, Treasury, and Carlton Gardens / melbourne.vic.gov.au / are also worth a leisurely amble.