Ballarat Botanical GardensCurrently Open
- Address: Gillies St N, N Ballarat VIC 3355, Australia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +61-353205135
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
Ballarat Botanical Gardens - Review
Sprawling over 40 ha, the Ballarat Botanical Garden is one of Australia’s most significant cool climate gardens. The four conservatories display seasonal flowers all around the year. In summer there are Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, Pelargoniums; in Autumn there is Tuberous Begonia; in May there is Chrysanthemum; in Winter there are Cyclamen, Cineria, Primula and in Spring there are Schizanthus and Spring bulbs. One of the most significant events that take place here is the popular Ballarat Begonia Festival, where Begonias are displayed along with gardening advice, family entertainment, kid’s activities and Begonia Parade. Summer Sundays feature music shows and vendors selling various items. The Smart Living Market is another attraction where you will find fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks, and meal. The Prime Ministers Avenue displays 28 bronze portraits of the Prime Ministers. The statues amid the flowerbeds are also beautiful. You can rent the garden for wedding and parties too.
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Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat Reviews
A must see when in Ballarat. Historical beautifully manicured garden beds, majestic old trees giving plenty of shade on a hot day, marble statues, the avenue of bronze prime ministers. Lovely grassed areas for relaxing and picnics. Big modern glass house with seasonal flower and plant displays. Easy access for wheelchairs. And the begonia festival takes place here in March. With jazz and blues throughout summer. As weekend events.
Visit quite regularly at various times of the year. Always something different to look at and enjoy. Spring of course is the best time to visit and have a leisurely walk. But summer is a great time to have a picnic and spend more time at gardens and lake across the road and the great kids play grounds near by. The glass house is always beautiful with different and interesting plants any time of the year. It's most colorful during the begonia flowering season and has the best assortment of varieties I have ever seen. There is an avenue dedicated to all of our prime ministers... Interesting sculptures. Well worth visiting this special place in Ballarat.
Wandered in here when we parked the car to let the kids play at the playground. Seriously awesome botanic gardens. Couldn’t believe what we’d found when we wandered around there. If you get a chance it would be brilliant to take a picnic rug and lunch on a summer day. We will be back for sure.
My partner and I walk through the beautiful gardens many mornings per month. The seasonal flower beds are just wonderful and the glasshouse always has a colourful display. The plant stand outside offers you the chance to purchase some of the many plants growing throughout the gardens. The walk down the Prime Ministers path will soon be alot longer.!!
Best place to hang out or enjoy a morning walk. Green house is warm for having a break after run or exercise. This historical garden will give you about Ballarat in the past and so many kinds of plants. Marble Statues are amazingly beautiful. Just come to see something green. On weekend you can enjoy a farmer market along the lake, too.