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Address: PO Box 655, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5320 5135
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Beautifully maintained

We caught the end of the Begonia Festival and were able to admire the amazing blooms in the glass house. The gardens are beautifully maintained and a pleasure to be in. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We caught the end of the Begonia Festival and were able to admire the amazing blooms in the glass house. The gardens are beautifully maintained and a pleasure to be in. There are interesting busts of all the former Australian Prime Ministers on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

These gardens in spring and summer are the best you'll see anywhere. There are good coffee/meals options as well and the lake is beautiful with a good walking track.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Old trees that are simply beautiful pieces of history. We took so many photos.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Get place to visit from Spring to Autumn. The gardens are kept beautiful and lots to see. Right beside Lake Wendouree.

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Melbourne,Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Walking around these Botanical gardens is such a delight. Not only the magnificent planting and trees but the historic statues and the Prime Ministers walk. Across the road from scenic Lake Wendouree this area is a wonderful way to relax amongst nature.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Either drive around the outside or park and go for a long leisurely walk. Beautifully landscaped. Unexpected.

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Wodonga. Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We spent time walking in these beautiful gardens, it is so peaceful. Ballarat has a lot of beautiful gardens for visitors to enjoy.

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a place. The botanical gardens are opposite Lake Wendouree and boasts the best glasshouse I've ever seen. The best part is the inside of the glasshouse. The world famous display of Bogonias. You won't be disappointed in fact the botanic garden is well worth a visit..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We missed the yearly event the Begonia Festival but visited the gardens a couple of weeks later. The Begonias are just amazing, the colours, the different layers of petals and the building is done out very smartly. I remember visiting many years ago and had not seen the Prime Minister walk with the busts of all of our Prime Ministers.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed in Ballarat over the Easter weekend with a group of caravaner friends, the botanic gardens were spectacular and a must for every visitor to Ballarat, they were pristine and well looked after, we looked in at the tram museum and did a tram ride, great value for $4. Ballarat should be commended for the way this area is... More 

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