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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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Address: Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Nice walk

The gardens are easy to walk around and we enjoyed walking through the Prime Minister section and appreciated the big trees. The glass house was a bit ordinary but it is summer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
nichpa2812
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Newcastle, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hard to really rate the gardens; we visited at the end of a hot summer, so parts of the gardens were looking a bit dry and heat stressed.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are easy to walk around and we enjoyed walking through the Prime Minister section and appreciated the big trees. The glass house was a bit ordinary but it is summer. Overall we had a lovely walk.

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Melton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a high excitement type of attraction but very very pleasant to walk around. The gardens are meticulously maintained and the Prime Ministers Walk is quite educational. The giant red woods are something to see as are the pavilions. Across the road is a café/tea house as well as a lakeside walk. A lovely place to just stroll around and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ballarat Botanical Garden is full of surprises, not only excellent flora is there on display, but statues of busts of all (but current) Australian Prime Ministers.

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Ballarat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit in febuary all the flowers in bloom walking aroundtaking in memories reviewing important people in history via various statues cool in the shade with lake wendouree across the road

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't throw that word "magnificent" around very much but the Botanical Gardens in Ballarat are well worth the visit! From the glassed in conservatory with some excellent statues to the large glasshouse with some very good displays, the fernery , the avenue of prime ministers with busts of all of Australia's prime ministers, to the grand old trees from... More 

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Thank Andrew H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't any ordinary botanical gardens. The statutes are amazing! The trees are impressive and there are some lovely picturesque walkways. Definitely worth a visit - and you only have to spend a short amount of time to appreciate the beauty. Right across the road is the lake so you get to see both of these Ballarat attractions without a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, just drive around the lake and it is next to the main restaurant on the lake. Beautifully laid out. We loved the avenue of prime ministers

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Thank frewthy
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant afternoon wandering through the beautiful gardens in Ballarat. Lush lawns, beautiful descriptive information re all the plantings and time lines. A real must visit attraction together with Lindsay cottage good for those who are crafty and into nick nacks

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Myrtleford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in summer. The gardens were beautiful, enjoyed seeing the Giant Sequoias , the glasshouse had a lovely presentation of hydrangeas and fuschias and an edible garden, well set out, with couches to enjoy the beautiful flowers

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