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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5135
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Fabulous gardens

Beautiful well planned gardens. Loved all the plants, massive old trees, the Australian Prime... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne Australia
via mobile
Colourful Begonias & A Festival

We visited the Botanical Garden on March Long weekend Monday on Ballarat Begonia Festival Day. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Essendon, Australia
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Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5135
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful well planned gardens. Loved all the plants, massive old trees, the Australian Prime Ministers walk and the Prisoners of War memorial.

Thank Colourqueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Botanical Garden on March Long weekend Monday on Ballarat Begonia Festival Day. The entire garden was decorated with freshly bloomed begonias. The festival was arranged in the garden with many shops, dining and activities for both adults and kids. A wonderful Parade...More

Thank Lamindu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful gardens to wander through, we were fortunate it was sunny and warm. Well established trees, beautiful flowers in bloom. Magnificent marble statues. Interesting Prime Ministers walk. Senses garden, touch, smell, look, listen. Worthy of a visit.

Thank Tracie S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I couldn't care less about Begonias but I visited with friends one Sunday because I couldn't think of anything else to do. The Begonia festival was in full swing and it was a perfect day. There's actually a lot of different begonias which makes the...More

1  Thank rjimlad
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Enjoy the beautiful Begonias and the flower beds. Relax and enjoy a wander along the Prime Ministers walk, see all of the statues. Its has a fantastic Playground and Picnic area for families

1  Thank tracy6333
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We strolled through here for hours - the gardens are so well maintained it's an absolute credit to the grounds people. The walk of statues of Australian Prime Ministers is amazing, very helpful booklets are available in various spots around Ballarat. A MUST SEE for...More

Thank vikvik62
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful Botanical Gardens with a great touch of history "The Premiers Lane". A great place for kids to explore. Loved the sensory garden filled with all different smells and textures. Do not forget to visit the tram museum and go on a very special...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Came here with the family and my daughter loves this place! Although dad and daughter preferred running around keeping themselves occupied.

Thank smartedward656
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the biannual burger festival and decided to take a stroll through the gardens - they are impeccably maintained, and of course, being spring time they are just gorgeous! Lovely for a walk, a picnic or some time out to read a book...More

Thank lmall11
Reviewed 23 October 2017

It has been about 20 years since I visited these magnificent botanical gardens. It is lovely to see them still as colourful and well maintained as they were so long ago. We just love the marble statues in the Sir William Wallace glasshouse. To think...More

Thank Anita T
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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