Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat

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In 1860, cuttings from Melbourne furnished the development of Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Some of the current trees dating back to this distribution. Today the gardens' fame comes from the begonia display and its extraordinary collection of 19th-century statues. Visit the glass house with the exotic flowers and the Adam Lindsay Gordon cottage, filled with locally produced arts and crafts. Take in the beauty of the Victorian Pleasure gardens with numerous statues throughout and a marvelous statue pavilion. Enjoy a sunny or shaded picnic or walk around Lake Wendouree and enjoy a coffee or meal at one of the many restaurants located along its shores. To visit Ballarat Botanical Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Ballarat, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ballarat itinerary app .
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  • And I thought Floriade in Canberra was shrinking. This years Begonia Festival was a bit of a surprise considering the size/numbers of begonia displays... No point in harping back to the past, but if y...  more »
  • Visited the Botanical Gardens while at Ballarat with family. So well established were the trees with labels so you could see what they were. Just missed the Begonia Festival but the area is so well ma...  more »
  • Travelled up from Adelaide Hills. The Botanical gardens were a joy to walk around. There are some magnificent trees and plants to admire with some shaded places to sit and reflect. The Begonia festiva...  more »
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  • Great day out with our gran children. Plenty of activities for young and old. A wide variety of food stalls. Love the idea of seperate areas , of different activities music and food. Plenty of shade from gorgeously large trees. Overall a great event one to put on your calender but be warned take your own chairs, only because of the large number of visitors.
  • The begonia festival was well organised and run. The gardens looked beautiful and the food stalls were good quality. Alcohol was available in seated areas and there was no rowdy behaviour. Even the children behaved well. The begonias in the hot house were stunning. We had a really enjoyable day.
  • Went here a while ago with a friend. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous; has super vibrant colours with all the plants etc. Also has a few inside places with some cool statues with some interesting information. I took the attached photo whilst I was there to show how nice it is! Must go to, especially on a nice sunny day!
  • Really refreshing and magnificent. So many real hurbs to delight your soul with.... Huge trees that reminds you of the Alice of wonderland in you.... Grass green is so green and mesmerizing... Such a beautiful place.
  • Wide variety of flora with a bit of history in each plant. Also has a sensory garden - touch, smell and see the different herbs and smal plants; fernery and a fish pond with interesting fishes. Nice to relax and have a walk. Clean toilet facilities. The glasshouse features seasonal flowers and plants that are displayed in a very creative way - good ideas for gardening at home.
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