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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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

I am very proud to live in the city of Ballarat, we have such beautiful gardens, historic war memorials and the statues are world class

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I am very proud to live in the city of Ballarat, we have such beautiful gardens, historic war memorials and the statues are world class

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens fabulous ideas! There were amazing things for young people to take part in! The Lego flower was a particularly beautiful attraction.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Begonia festival usually in March is one of Must see. A few dollars fee, priceles beauty of begonias.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In my opinion one of the most under-rated features of Ballarat. It doesn't matter what time of year you visit there is always something different to see in the gardens from the reds & oranges of Autumn to the explosion of colour in Spring. The gardens are meticulously maintained and contain some of the most amazing sculptures - some over... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our gardens here in Ballarat are a real gem of the city. Always full of verdant green grasssy knolls, massive, old trees and stunning, colourful blooms (including our famous begonias!). A superb place to relax on a picnic blanket with family, friends or a good book on your lonesom and enjoy the serenity. The prime ministers walk (the only one... More 

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Echuca, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Winter may not be the best time to visit but each season displays something different. Majestic trees, colourful flowers, especially the begonias in spring, statuary, period buildings, a graceful ambience. A great place to spend a day.

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Werribee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The gardens were well maintained. Lots to see and do.Ballarat Arch of Victory, Avenue of Honour- Remembrance drive, Botanical gardens, Tramway museum, Heritage Train station, Australian Ex-POW memorial and Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage. The Conservatory was a highlight. Stunning begonia flowers and beautifully decorated.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You will never be disappointed in all seasons for nature lovers. Ballarat Botanical garden has something to offer. Spring and Autumn do stand out when it comes to colours variety but so does Summer and Winter depending what you love to see, photograph and relaxation agenda. Explore, walk around and you will spot new wildlife visiting and settling the nearby... More 

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Invermay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a very special place! Probably best in Autumn, but well worth a visit anytime. The old trees are amazing and makes you realise how much foresight our forefathers had. The prime ministers walk (busts of every one of our PM's) is always a delight. The gardens are well manicured and ever changing. Well worth a walk through every... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Every aspect is spectacular. The gardens are ever changing, the glasshouse has great displays, the prime minister's walk is fantastic and the ex-POW memorial is stunning.

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Address: Address: PO Box 655, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5320 5135
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat

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