Geelong Botanical Gardens, Geelong

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  • Well manicured area with some very old plants. Plenty of space for a picnic or family get together. Great setting for weddings. Can take your time just wandering around. Improvement works currently ha...  more »
  • I highly recommend coming here if you come to Geelong. It's a beautiful foreshore with a lovely botanical gardens. Really worth the effort.  more »
  • Took a visitor from out of town to visit Geelong's spectacular Botanic Gardens. Who ever runs the small tearooms needs to rethink. Barista needs to be trained, worst coffee I have ever drunk,and I dri...  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!
  • An absolute delight. The older established areas are just like walking into a European garden. A real pleasure to sit under the trees on a warm day. Handy having a kiosk for coffee and food, but rather pricey.
  • Great place to visit. Cool and shady. Kiosk to have a cuppa or a light lunch. Kid and dog friendly.
  • What a hidden wonder. Go take a book and relax. Grab a coffee at the cafe and watch the world go by.
  • 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.

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