Ballarat Botanic Gardens, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Parks & gardens

Journey through the magnificent parks and gardens of the Goldfields, characterised by lush public parks, botanic gardens and historic residences.

Dreams of gold
The gardens of the region embody some of the most interesting strands of nineteenth century thinking and development. Spend a quiet afternoon by Lake Wendouree, explore the serene setting of the Classical Chinese Garden, or discover what life was like at the time on a visit to Buda Historic Home & Garden.

Serenity and education
Underwritten by the world's richest goldfields, the Goldfields gardens were created to be enjoyed by everyone for free. But they were not just for enjoyment, they were intended to educate, and to help spread new species. This was embodied in the beliefs of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, the first director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, who supplied the Goldfields gardens with cuttings and seedlings.

Buda Historic Home & Garden Spring 2012

Buda Historic Home & Garden

Buda Historic Home & Garden is one of the great heritage assets of the Goldfields region. Buda was built in 1861 and from 1863 was the home of noted...

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Castlemaine Botanic Gardens, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Discover this lush Victorian garden with its manicured lawns, colourful flowerbeds and heritage listed trees.

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Buninyong Botanic Gardens, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Buninyong Botanic Garden

Stroll among the trees and shrubs, picnic by the lake and admire the historic courthouse and Queen Victoria rotunda in these serenely beautiful gardens.

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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Lake Wendouree

Join visitors and locals alike for lakeside activities and water sports at this ever-popular recreational spot. Arrive there by historic tram!

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Ballarat Botanic Gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Located on the shore of picturesque Lake Wendouree, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens is one of Australia's most significant cool climate gardens.

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Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Bendigo Botanic Gardens

Admire rare and fine botanic specimens, picnic by the pavilion, stroll by the lagoon and walk through the aviary at Bendigo's historic botanic garden.

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Rosalind Park, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Rosalind Park

Explore the beautiful old gardens, historic conservatory, fernery, playground and 60 acres of open spaces in Rosalind Park, in the centre of Bendigo.

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