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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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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place is really very interesting. Some wonderful follies, the prime ministers walk where many of the Busts of the Prime Ministers of Australia tell us much. Partly the styles of the day in art forms, and about how the PMs were viewed. Unfortunately several are created by the same artist, who is in fact a cartoonist. These ones bring... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed a long and peaceful walk through the gardens on a July morning (rug up!) and if it's that good in winter then it would have to be spectacular in flowering season. I take the point from other comments that the botanical side of the experience is barely explained; there's some free explanatory material in the shop but the... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Peaceful and enlighting. Make sure go for the Tram ride, its the thing. The tram driver is very friendly and kids will love the ride.

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Ipswich, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Australian Ex Prisoners of War Memorial was excellent. We found the names of family members which made it a very special visit. We also enjoyed the Prime Ministers Ave. Although wintertime it was still lovely to wander through the gardens.

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Loppem, Belgium
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14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I loved just walking around, seeing the colours, the flowers, the area...It is a nice spot to hang around with family during the weekend.

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Caulfield South
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

During our long weekend stay in an historic Ballarat hotel, we visited the Begonia festival in the botanic gardens and spent hours just wandering around absorbed with the beauty and variety of well nurtured and loved plantings. Though not a successful gardener, I certainly found plenty to see and learn during our visit here, Definitely worth the visit for all... More

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Melbourne
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169 reviews 169 reviews
64 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Botanical Gardens are beautifully maintained and it was a pleasure to walk around them. There are plenty of statues including the Prime Minister's of Australia since Federation. The lawns are well maintained and on a glorious day, walking around was very enjoyable. The Lake is opposite and the Tramway Museum next door and you can also take a vintage... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Nicely maintained garden in Ballarat. Good for photos and a good walk. There's also a green house and exhibition area to purchase some plants or having a light snack or drinks. Located just beside Lake Wondouree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Ballarat's botanic gardens are, without doubt, one of the best of their kind in rural Victoria. This year we didn't make the Begonia Festival display, but we were assured it was up the its ever-high standard. The avenue of busts of Australian prime ministers is something not to be missed.

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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When visiting Ballarat hopefully you will have time to discover the beautiful Botanic Gardens situated across the road from Lake Wendouree. There is much to see including the Prime Ministers of Australia Avenue,the majestic ancient trees ,beautiful garden beds,sprawling well kept lawns, Adam Gordon Lindsay's Cottage , which is a delightful craft cottage, and of course the wonderful Conservatory which... More

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