The site was once used for horse racing and a clay mine, producing bricks between 1860 and 1890. You can still find some of those bricks used in the Perth Town Hall, Barracks Arch and the Cloisters building. The gardens were opened in 1899 and named after Queen Victoria in honour of her Diamond Jubilee. The old clay pits are now lakes filled with water lilies, surrounded by flowers and manicured lawns. Visit Queens Gardens and you’ll also find the park bench made famous in the movie Notting Hill and a replica of the Peter Pan statue from Kensington Gardens in London.

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Queens Gardens

Hay Street, East Perth

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