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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5135
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The tulip display was absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend putting this garden on your... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toowoomba, Australia
Past its glory days

This is still a lovely park, but compared to years gone by seems to have lost its edge. That is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheffield, Australia
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Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5135
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Reviewed yesterday

The tulip display was absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend putting this garden on your list of places to visit particularly in Spring. The gardens are well maintained and presented.

Thank frang502016
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is still a lovely park, but compared to years gone by seems to have lost its edge. That is not to say there isn't plenty to like, and it is well maintained and a great spot to wander, but like many public gardens there...More

Thank SMTas
Reviewed 3 days ago

A really delightful botanical garden: spring flowers, magnificent greenhouse display, beautiful old trees in new leaf.

Thank Geoffrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park, we visited at the end of September. Give it another's week and the place is blooming with flowers. A must visit and remember to walk pass the park and cross the road to the lakeside, Lake Wendouree. Beautiful lake . You will be...More

Thank Frankie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ballarat botanic gardens are a great spot for a short rest stop, leisurely picnic/lunch or a stroll. Beautiful lawn areas, lovely flowers and trees, over the road from Lake Wendouree and Pipers Cafe, stop and relax for as long as you need.

Thank rogerleitch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Surprised on visiting botanical gardens. Way beyond our expectations. Very well maintained. My 13yr old enjoyed the Prime minister Avenue at the Botanical gardens the most. Unfortunately could not visit the main flower exhibit as we visited after 5pm when it closes.

Thank Gautam D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely for a walk or a picnic with family,beautiful gardens always great place to hang out well worth a visit

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning exploring these spectacular gardens, marvelling at the foresight of those who established them and the dedication of the city and various groups to maintain and develop the gardens so everyone can enjoy them no matter the season

Thank Guinevere53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a dull day & the park, children's playground and cafe where all still beautiful - saw many swans and birds and loved the Avenue of Australian Prime Ministers (statues/busts)

Thank AustralianSlush
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is more to see in these gardens than trees and shrubs! You can view busts of all the Australian Prime Ministers in one lane of the walks and a number of interesting buildings. As the gardens are beside Lake Wendouree, there is much to...More

Thank DADD23
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Response from Wayne201456 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely designed for both the professional and amateur photographer, trees, plants, outbuildings, a wonderful day which can incorporate the military wall of honor. Can easily take care of a full day. A must if you are in... More