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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Address: PO Box 655, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5320 5135
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Ballarat
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Echuca, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What an asset to your beautiful city! We spent hours strolling the gardens remanising and being educated through out the entire journey. From the shady majestic trees to the plants, shrubs and statues. Great family getogether spot.

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Well cared for garden, worth a walk around, interesting and well created. More information on the plant species would be good but if you like formal gardens and roses and begonias are your flowers of choice check it out. If you like information on the plants and more variation in the garden/style check out the Adelaide gardens. A nice place... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens are a lovely place to sit and picnic or stroll around. If you are there in January make sure you look up the Summer Sundays - which are musical acts played in the gardens every Sunday of January - great atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place for a stroll or just set up a picnic blanket. Plenty of shade and gorgeous plants, trees, flowers and statues to gaze at. Perfect spot on a hot day.

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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

These gardens are absoutely worth a visit. They are 'traditional' Victorian-era gardens, with all the features one might expect: beautifully laid-out and maintained garden beds, mature trees, and a fernery. They are also just across the road from Lake Wendouree, adding the interest of water birds and water views. There is the added layer of history with wonderful statuary and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great to witness the lovely set up of these gardens, although not in Early March or late December ,when the Begonias are out...World famous for these flower show. Also see the Prime Ministers busts on show

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Melbourne, Australia
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287 reviews 287 reviews
187 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Although I've visited Ballarat's Botanical Gardens a couple of times I haven't yet seen all its attractive features. On my most recent visit I spotted a sign, followed a winding path, and discovered a cottage lived in by the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon in Ballarat in the 1860s. In the 1930s the cottage was shifted to its current location in... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

brilliant flowers and laid lawn, take a stroll down prime ministers lane ...so interesting and factual

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Melbourne, Australia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
146 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

this are truly beautiful gardens comprising plantings dating back over 100 years. Marble statuary is a feature both in the grounds and within closed in areas. During season the hot houses contain magnificent flowering begonias and other hot house plantings. A restful stroll through these gardens is rewarding

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Brisbane
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What beautiful gardens! We were thrilled to be able to wander through these stunning gardens. Loved the Prime Ministers Walk and the grand heritage listed trees. Statues and sculptures were beautiful - the whole area just gave us the wow factor.

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