Geelong Botanical Gardens, Geelong

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  • We love visiting these gardens, the selection of flower shrubs and tree are as good as you would find anywhere in the world and the gardens and paths are laid out so beautifully. A must do if you want...  more »
  • First visit found a delightful botanic garden, apparently the fourth oldest in Australia. It is a great place for a visit, a wander or a picnic lunch. You can also book it for events (ie weddings). It...  more »
  • We had a devonshire tea here and the setting was beautiful. The service was great. The scones, jam and cream were just like my Mum had made them, light and fluffy.  more »
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  • Beautiful, well kept botanical gardens with lots of small paths and areas to sneak off to and see the beautiful birds and butterflies that are attracted to the area. I would advise picking up the map so you can check out the special plants that are there - I can't remember exactly, but there's a good number of heritage listed trees that are worth seeing just because you may find it hard to see them elsewhere! A giant redwood (Sequoia) is one of the areas, which is definitely worth seeing as well as a plant that looks like it's being chained to the ground - I don't remember what it's called but it looks impressive and I've definitely never seen one before! A bonus is that entrance is free and there is a small outdoor cafe that I assume is open seasonally (?) - sadly it wasn't open when I was visiting. It also wasn't crowded when I visited, which made the experience even more enjoyable. With its location so close to the waterfront, it's worth visiting if you're in the area to take a break or just to see the butterflies!
  • Love this place. In my opinion, streets ahead of Melbourne Botanical Gardens. This garden has so much variety and viewing the cottage garden in spring and summer is a must. Have spoken to a few of the staff, and they've all been extremely friendly and happy to answer questions about plants.
  • A must visit in Geelong - nice place in any weather and they have a rustic cafe in the middle of the park. There used to be music concerts here in the summer that are sorely missed :-( They also have plant sales at certain times of the year. A good place to unwind and recalibrate.
  • Great place to take the kids or for a quiet walk. Heaps of space to play and lots to look at. The cafe is great too. The paths make everything accessible by pram or wheelchair
  • A little gem of a garden taking you back in time to the days when Geelong was a holiday resort from Melbourne.... great plant collection

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