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
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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The garden is stunning, very well kept and a pleasure to walk through. The walk with the Prime Minister statues is very interesting. I also really love seeing all of the beautiful plants in the glass house. Definitely worth a look.
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.
The gardens was a unexpected trip on our journey to Ballarat. But it was totally worth it. The amount of specimens of different plants, flowers and trees was magnificent. The statues planted throughout the gardens was interesting and made the walk pleasant. I highly recommend
Just beautiful. So green and pretty. Wander across the road to the lake. Great day out with the family or friends :)
Beautiful to spend a whole day. Adam Lindsay Gorden Cottage is a must for gift shopping. Pipers by the Lake has fantastic coffee and ice cream. Take a picnic or have a bbq or fish in the lake