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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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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit if in the area. I wouldn't go purposely to visit the gardens but if you walking around the Lake or you are interested in the tram museum then take a look. It's a small garden but beautifully manicured with loads of marble statues throughout.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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