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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  • This is a truely beautiful Garden of international standard. It includes the Prime Ministers Avenue with bust of Australia's Prime Ministers from the year of Federation (1901). There are many beautifu...  more »
  • We spent some time at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens recently. It’s a beautifully laid out grounds, well kept, clean and quite lovely. Lots of plants in bloom or coming in to bloom so it smelled wonde...  more »
  • A great afternoon strolling along the many paths to look at the plants and how they are place together to form this great garden. Lots of history and beautiful plants. We took our four legged friend a...  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 Pokémon hunters about most days.