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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

PO Box 655, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5135
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Ballarat
Type: Gardens
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Bungendore, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Go there and check out the sculptures, the old structures of the fernery and the very impressive conservatory. Visit the information centre and learn about the botanical history of Ballarat. There is also the option to buy plants. And in a cottage on the grounds you can buy handmade items.

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Sale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Walking through the gardens past the Prime Ministers surrounded by the beautiful plants and trees is fantastic. The Prisoner of War Memorial Wall is a fitting tribute to our past. A lovely place to visit. Not so great was our visit to the Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage. From the time we entered the cottage, we said hello so response,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice place to take a stroll through and look at the great variety of plants and massive trees. In a month or two these gardens will blossom and come alive with colour and beauty.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely well kept gardens, the war memorial is worth a look too, just pick a nice day to enjoy it at it's best :)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

From the moment you walk into these gardens, you step back in time. The walk of Prime ministers is a walk down history. The gazebo in the grounds with statues inside, to finding out all the staues were given to the government. The grounds are beautifully kept and does have hidden treasures around. Totally recommend visiting, as across the road... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Initially we went to the gardens to see the cottage of Adam Lindsay Gordon and ended up walking around for quite some time. The gift shop has some interesting things to buy. The walk through the Avenue of Prime Ministers is worthwhile too.

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was the first botanical garden I visited in Australia and it's only a few minutes from my place, almost in the centre of where I want to be. A wide expanse near the lake with many tall and old trees and matching statues and decors. A must visit place for those who want to see the simplicity of nature.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Worth a visit if in the area. I wouldn't go purposely to visit the gardens but if you walking around the Lake or you are interested in the tram museum then take a look. It's a small garden but beautifully manicured with loads of marble statues throughout.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is really very interesting. Some wonderful follies, the prime ministers walk where many of the Busts of the Prime Ministers of Australia tell us much. Partly the styles of the day in art forms, and about how the PMs were viewed. Unfortunately several are created by the same artist, who is in fact a cartoonist. These ones bring... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I enjoyed a long and peaceful walk through the gardens on a July morning (rug up!) and if it's that good in winter then it would have to be spectacular in flowering season. I take the point from other comments that the botanical side of the experience is barely explained; there's some free explanatory material in the shop but the... More

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