The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, contain amazing plants from all over the entire world. The perfectly landscaped gardens, first established in 1846, are lush and beautiful. Spend a soothing day relaxing in the greenery and gaze at the beautiful swans and water birds that call the gardens home. There are special educational programs designed specifically for children, so bring the kids. Getting Hungry? Grab some refreshments at the Observatory Cafe or enjoy a full meal at the formal Terrace restaurant. The Plant Craft Cottage sells unique souvenirs, mementos and handcrafts.