Queens Gardens is a stunning urban oasis right in the heart of East Perth, overlooking Optus Stadium.
The site of these gardens has always been closely associated with the development of the City of Perth; initially used for recreation purposes including horse racing and later as a clay mine and brickworks. Bricks produced here are part of some of Perth’s most prominent buildings including The Perth Town Hall, Barracks Arch and the Cloisters Building.
The gardens were officially opened in 1899 and named Queens Gardens for Queen Victoria in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.Main features of this glorious garden include its water lily filled lakes (the old clay pits), manicured lawns and a large variety of trees and shrubs.
It also features the park bench made famous in the hit movie ‘Notting Hill’ and a replica of the Peter Pan statue located in Kensington Gardens in London.