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Address: Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5320 5135
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Lovely, maintained gardens, quite small as far as botanic gardens go, so even if you're not interested in flora you won't get bored! 🙃 The Adam Lindsay Gordon (poet) cottage is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carole B
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely, maintained gardens, quite small as far as botanic gardens go, so even if you're not interested in flora you won't get bored! 🙃 The Adam Lindsay Gordon (poet) cottage is lovely & well worth a look. They also have local crafts for sale which go towards the upkeep...I bought 2 lovely red gum burl bowls .

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good example of the many Botanical Gardens that were built in the gold era with modern touches and buildings. Adjacent to Lake Wendouree so worth a dual visit. Some building and paths. Overall if gardens are your thing, why not?

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Thank AustraliaFamilyMan
Ballarat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here in winter. I was amazed at how beautiful it was at this time. Since then I have enjoyed glimpses of other seasons. I cannot believe how good the gardens have become. I am a long-time resident of Ballarat. The toilets are at the north and south side of the gardens. Both are user-friendly. Maybe allow 0ne hour... More 

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Thank KennethFarnsworth
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens are breathtakingly stunning. They are maintained religiously by Ballarat council Gardeners and the floral displays are changing regularly with the seasons. Floral beds are colourful and well maintained. The large Begonia House is a must see, always adorned with wonderfully colourful floral displays. Wander through the Scented Garden or the display of the Prime Ministers of... More 

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Thank DarjeelingDot
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a local we tend to neglect our local attractions BUT the gardens provide a serene place to read a book or take a stroll. The grass is always lush, the garden beds well kept and the paths (even though they are only granite sand) are well maintained and suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

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Thank Kim W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this garden on a whim. But later on I found it to be very beautiful. The dull day didn't ruin the day at all, instead I had so much fun. It is definitely a quiet and relaxing place to visit and probably one of the best botanical gardens in whole Victoria.

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Thank Alan A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To start with it's in a great location next to Lake Wendouree. It has so many interesting things to keep you occupied.top of the list are the POW memorial and the Prime Minister avenue

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Thank John G
Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So relaxing and beautiful. Very well maintained. Fun for the whole family and it's absolutely free to enjoy. Went on a super hot day but all the shade and cool breeze from the water allowed us to still have fun.

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Thank A T
Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens dotted with magnificent 100 plus year old trees. The Prime Minister's walk has busts of all our PMs. The marble statutes are in perfect condition. Maintenance must cost a fortune.

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Thank CanberraAussie101
Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful garden to visit and relax yourself. It's just opposit lake Wondouree. It's a nice place to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

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