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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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Ballarat
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Ballarat Botanical Gardens is a beautiful spot to spend a couple of hours to relax. Located on the shore of Lake Wendouree, it has magnificent trees, extensive gardens, lawns and pathways. Wander down the Prime Ministers'walk which has busts of Australian Prime Ministers from Federation. There are beautiful marble statues throughout the gardens, a sensory garden and the history of... More

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Ballarat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

No matter what the time of year, there is always something to see here. From the old world majesty of the Statuary Pavilion and the many historical statues throughout the gardens, to the modernistic design of the Conservatory, its easy to spend a morning or afternoon wandering the many paths. Highly recommended

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The gardens are well worth a visit, beautiful flowers and trees, just bursting with colour. Take a walk down the Prime Ministers Avenue and do visit Adam Lyndsay Gordon's cottage where you will find homemade craft at very reasonable cost to remind you of your visit. .

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Belmont, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lovely Begonia Display - amazing colours! Loved the Statues throughout! And the massive Redwood trees were stunning.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My mother and I spent a good 3 hours exploring the gardens. The Begonia festival has finished a few weeks earlier, but the begonias were still on display in the greenhouse. The avenue displaying sculptures of all Australia's prime ministers is interesting (especially for a young women like me. who only remembers those since Keating) Speaking on Keating, he seems... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Nice day spent looking at the Begonias as the festival was on. Plenty to enjoy with demonstrations and music.

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Melbourne
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8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Well worth a visit, beautiful gardens, but sculptures as well which makes it very interesting. There is a little gift shop, which is part of a sort of huge glass house which has different displays on, like the bogonia display which was on the weekend we visited FREE entry ! Support the gift shop, ! Talking to the chap behind... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a fabulous Botanical garden - gorgeous begonias on display in the hothouse, glorious marble statues throughout the gardens, busts of Australian Prime Ministers, beds of flowering marigolds, some roses, and wonderful enormous old trees. Something for everyone. The gardens are not too big so you can see most of it in 30 minutes if you are in a... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you are fan of gardens, then you should visit this. VEry beautifully maintained with lots of different flowers and sorrounding trees for a good walk.

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Maffra, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I walked along the prime ministers heads in the avenue. also looked at the war memorial of the pows as some of my family are mentioned on it

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