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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  • The garden was commenced in the 1870s (I think), at a time when the wealth of Ballarat made it one of the most important commercial centres in colonial Australia. Together with the grand public buildi...  more »
  • These gardens, designed by von Mueller are a definite must see in Ballarat. Fine marble statues and well established flowerbeds and historic trees. Not large so a very easy walk around and opposite th...  more »
  • It was a wet cold day and we enjoyed walking around having a good look. We were able to catch a free tour which was quite informative and enjoyable. It would be a good place to have a picnic, plenty o...  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.