Perth is known for its dozens of gardens, and Supreme Court Gardens in the heart of downtown is arguably one of its best. Located on land that was once underwater and reclaimed from the Swan River shallows, Supreme Court Gardens is now the city’s premiere palm-lined gathering spot. Stretch your legs on a sunny day or admire the colorful flowers, and keep an eye out for kangaroos, which are sometimes spotted in the park. You’ll often find events here on weekends, or evening events around the holidays like opera or Carols by Candlelight.
Just steps away from Stirling Gardens and numerous government buildings, Supreme Court Gardens are also flanked by bustling Elizabeth Quay—home to The Bell Tower, Rottnest Ferry, and riverfront restaurants and shops. In 2016, the city spent over $2.5 million on renovations to the gardens, and the manicured walkways and open green lawns are popular stops on walking tours of the history and heritage of Perth.
Supreme Court Gardens has public restrooms, drinking fountains, and picnic tables. It’s a 2-minute walk to The Bell Tower and 9 minutes away from Elizabeth Quay train station.
Did You Know? Portions of the gardens were home to a botanical garden in 1845. This officially makes it Perth’s oldest garden, and one of its most historic.