What is significant? How is it significant? Why is it significant?
The Cranbourne gardens are significant within the City because of their Royal Botanic Gardens status, as a vehicle for recreational and scientific endeavours and its exemplification of indigenous landscape at the point of European settlement. Its scientific importance encompasses the five main vegetation communities which are rare within the region and a further three communities (grassy woodland, 'Melaleuca ericifolia' and the wetlands) are rare within the state.