Geelong Botanical Gardens, Geelong
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Address: 1-49 Garden St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Geelong Botanical Gardens, Geelong
The Botanical Gardens are an ideal place to take a leisurely stroll. Adjacent to Corio Bay, it offers a great opportunity to enjoy the variety of trees and plants. The children's garden is particularly fun for kids. The gardeners here are very knowledgeable and will be delighted to talk with you about local conditions and plants if you are interested in the subject. Many of the trees here are heritage listed and guided tours are available. There is also a greenhouse on site. You can also spot local birds like piwis & magpies, honeyeaters and ravens.
Restaurants Near Geelong Botanical Gardens
- The Beachhouse
- Botanical View Cafe PTY Ltd.
- Star Palace Restaurant
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Geelong Botanical Gardens, Geelong Reviews
Beautiful, well kept botanical gardens with lots of small paths and areas to sneak off to and see the beautiful birds and butterflies that are attracted to the area. I would advise picking up the map so you can check out the special plants that are there - I can't remember exactly, but there's a good number of heritage listed trees that are worth seeing just because you may find it hard to see them elsewhere! A giant redwood (Sequoia) is one of the areas, which is definitely worth seeing as well as a plant that looks like it's being chained to the ground - I don't remember what it's called but it looks impressive and I've definitely never seen one before! A bonus is that entrance is free and there is a small outdoor cafe that I assume is open seasonally (?) - sadly it wasn't open when I was visiting. It also wasn't crowded when I visited, which made the experience even more enjoyable. With its location so close to the waterfront, it's worth visiting if you're in the area to take a break or just to see the butterflies!
Love this place. In my opinion, streets ahead of Melbourne Botanical Gardens. This garden has so much variety and viewing the cottage garden in spring and summer is a must. Have spoken to a few of the staff, and they've all been extremely friendly and happy to answer questions about plants.
A must visit in Geelong - nice place in any weather and they have a rustic cafe in the middle of the park. There used to be music concerts here in the summer that are sorely missed :-( They also have plant sales at certain times of the year. A good place to unwind and recalibrate.
Great place for a quiet walk any time of year. It has a lovely little tea rooms and you can take your dog but it must be on a leash.
Wonderful shady spot in the middle of the city. Great views over the bay. Also a neat cafe in the centre.