RBG Melbourne is so close to the city you can literally walk there, or if you are feeling lazy it is a short tram ride along Swanston st. There is so much lawn for picnics, just reading a book, having a nap, doing some exercise or just having a stroll. If you are a plant collector or love gardening you will froth over the collection of plants, most are labelled so remembering what they are is a bit easier. Bring a water bottle as there are places you can refill for free. There is a children's garden if you have kids. The cafe is a little bit expensive but good quality. This is an ideal place to people watch early on a weekend morning with lots of runners doing laps of "the tan".