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

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... read more

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

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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Camperdown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visit regularly as it is a very peaceful place and walking my dog is very relaxing. The gardens are beautiful and particularly in Autumn they are stunning.

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Portarlington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Took the grandkids to the gardens to fill in time - wow the begonias were all displayed in the glasshouse even the boys loved them. Some of the flowers were such an unusual shape. The display was fabulous. The sculpture house was a great success too.

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Australian Prime Ministers avenue of busts is stunning. We were there the week of the Begonia Festival and the displays in the hothouse garden was breathtaking. A delightful little cottage gift shop full of local arts and crafts.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The display of begonias were quite amazing. The gardens are really beautiful with amazing statues. The walk past the Australian Prime Ministers was a real talking point and a reminder of often unknown Australian history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Botanical Gardens are open from 7:30 am to 6 pm April- September and 7:30 am to 9 pm October to March. We visited on a showery day in Ballarat but this is a must visit attraction whilst in Ballarat. The gardens are beautifully presented. One can also visit the Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage in the gardens where gifts... More 

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Woori Yallock, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well-kept gardens, lovely for walking around. There is a park opposite the gardens which my toddler son LOVED! Probably the coolest park I've ever seen. I actually had heaps of fun there!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved the avenue of ancient Redwood trees, the autumn colours of the mature deciduous trees and the old and new architecture within the gardens. Lake Wendouree just across the road - is also worth a visit.

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