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. Arrange your visit to Ballarat Botanical Gardens and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ballarat using our Ballarat holiday planner.
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  • We visited the morning after a huge storm, the months average of rain fell in one day and the winds were 100km+. There had obviously been lots to clean up and the gardens were well on the way to being...  more »
  • The gardens were looking their best for the Begonia Festival - the Prime Ministers' Walk was a spectacle with each bust decorated with a distinctive floral garland. There were numerous stalls selling ...  more »
  • When you visit the Gardens , you will always have a different experience whether it during the Begonia Festival or any other time. This year the decorative garlands on the heads of some very grumpy Pr...  more »
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  • the gardens look fabulous. I enjoyed taking my 8 year old niece and our dog along the many paths and reading the signs at the base of trees and smelling and appreciating the flowers. It all looks so wonderful this very wet spring. thank you
  • The best botanical gardens I've ever seen in Australia. Don't missed to visit the glass house because it has plenty of beautiful flowers inside.
  • Beautiful year round, excellent work from the groundskeepers to keep the place up and running year round, a bunch of awesome statues to see and the Prime minister walk way is always a joy to walk through and read.
  • A Ballarat icon. Along with the prime ministers busts, the gardens are wonderful to walk around. Lots to see and close to Lake Wendouree.
  • Lovely gardens with nice sculptures, especially nice during the begonia festival. There are quite a few Pok√©mon hunters about most days.