Explore the beautiful old gardens, historic conservatory, fernery, playground and 60 acres of open spaces in Rosalind Park, right in the centre of Bendigo.
Once a grassy woodland, the area was transformed during the 1950s goldrush when it became the site of the Government Camp and peppered with shallow shafts, mullock heaps and puddling mills. Its varied and fascinating history can be witnessed its grand elm avenues, cascading water features, lookout tower, iron gates and fences, and old police barracks.
At the northern end of the park, go through the granite gateway to discover the water features, bridges, rockeries, gravel paths, and a fern and palm collection of the fernery.
Follow the tulip-lined garden beds to the ornate conservatory, where different floral and foliage displays are exhibited throughout the year. Built in 1897 the conservatory is the last building of its kind in a public park in Victoria.
In the piazza, find yourself dwarfed by the 8-metre-tall Marilyn Monroe sculpture Forever Marilyn, by American artist Seward Johnson. (Credit: Forever Marilyn by Seward Johnson ©1996, 2011 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. Based on the Photo by Bernard of Hollywood)
Discover the riches of the park on the Rosalind Park Discovery Walk. (Brochures available at Bendigo's Visitor Information Centre.)
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