• Parks & gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens' historically significant lakeside gardens were designed and planted in the 1860s and now feature magnificent mature trees, statues and constantly changing plantings and glasshouse displays.

Begonias are a focus and the festival is in March. Features include the Ex Prisoner of War Memorial, Avenue of Prime
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Ministers and Tramways Museum. A range of events are staged throughout the year.

The Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens provide numerous services to visitors, especially on weekends. Their Ambassadors give advice and information, and their Guides run tours.

Illustrated pamphlets are available in the Glasshouse. Visitors can purchase plants at the trolley or nursery and publications at the George Longley Building. The Group also stages exhibitions, events and run Botanikids programs.

Content: Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens Inc.
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Free entry

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Opening hours:

From 23 Nov 2018 to 30 Apr 2019

  • Daily: 7:30am - 9:00pm

From 01 May 2019 to 30 Sep 2019

  • Daily: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • BBQ facilities
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
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  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
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  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre

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114 Gillies Street North, Lake Wendouree, Victoria, 3350
  • -37.5691087 143.8563224