Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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It was a wet day but there is plenty of cover. The grounds are amazing with lots of adult trees and the flower displays are awesome. The grounds people work very hard to keep the large area looking pr... read more »
I enjoy these gardens with plenty of large trees and lawns. A wander done the path containing busts of past Prime Ministers is a must. Begonia time is a great time to visit.
We were actually quite dissapointed with these gardens and have seen better in smaller towns. Dont get me wrong, they are nice but it wasnt over the top.
The fish hatchery over in a corner is a wonderful place 5/5 would recommend for parents to bring teenagers along with them as you may reconnect during your time there, you can actually see the fish through the beautiful colour and it is truely breathtaking!
We enjoy visiting here. A huge collection of sculptures in addition to the well established gardens. It's a great place to stop and relax if you're passing through.
Even in the middle of winter the gardens are beautiful. The Robert Clark Conservatory is a lovely warm hideaway from the snow with the lounge at one end and a stunning floral display.
Wonderful historic gardens immaculately maintained. Go and pull faces at the statues of all the Australian Prime Ministers you've hated! Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage well worth a visit for great affordable local handcrafts: don't miss it!
Enjoyed our short walk through the gardens while we were in ballarat. So beautiful and well kept. The prime ministers avenue/walk was rather popular when we went. I love the statues and the faunas. Beautiful in the evening. We just missed the glasshouse! It closes at 4.30pm. :(
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