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Address: Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5320 5135
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Beautiful no matter the weather

Stunning gardens perfectly manicured with a mix of history and modernism. Beautiful sculptural pieces adorn the garden, a wonderful visit even on a rainy day

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Stunning gardens perfectly manicured with a mix of history and modernism. Beautiful sculptural pieces adorn the garden, a wonderful visit even on a rainy day

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Moe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

nice relaxing place in Ballarat to visit and walk ad check all of the plaques on the trees quite a historic and relaxing walk worth every minute of it

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Walking through the gardens anytime of the year is such a pleasure, Each season has its beauty and with Lake Wendouree opposite, the scene is perfect.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Highlight of the garden was the flower pavilion which was beautifully done. Full of colour. There are some nice trees in the gardens and a good number of statues. Nothing outstanding, though. And some work is needed in places (eg the fernery area).

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I loved the bright colourful display of flowers in the conservatory. A great place to relax and escape the rain

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We strolled through here on a beautiful summer day with our little dog (on a lead at all times, of course!). There's lots to see, the grounds are kept beautifully, and there are plenty of points of interest. We love that it extends right up the Lake Wendouree - a gorgeous spot for afternoon tea. Pack a picnic and enjoy.

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited Ballarat and had never heard of the Botanical Gardens what a great surprise, the Gardens are very well maintained and it was so peaceful walking around. The Flowers inside the Glasshouse were Gorgeous. Make sure you cross the Road and see Beautiful Lake Wendouree. Stunning Gardens.

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a beautiful place to visit, particularly during the annual Begonia Festival. My favourite spot in the gardens is the Prime Ministers' Walk which prompted plenty of questions from the kids and lots of informal learning. Picnics and barbecues in the area or beside nearby Lake Wendouree will create some happy memories.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was indeed very beautiful place, especially the glass house wherein the different varieties of flowers were real treat to the eyes. The path where the former prime ministers bust are kept is informative, amazing. The place is very clean and well maintained.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Gardens are very well tendered with amazing trees and garden beds. Best time to visit is during the Begonia Festival Time (March) when the begonias are out in full bloom. Truly a sight to see. Suggest not going there in winter or on cold days as it can become very uncomfortably cold and you will not enjoy it as much

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