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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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Address: Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5320 5135

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We walk to the gardens every week this year and love the season transformation The different sections on the west part and the different paths The prim ministers walk is a lovely... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walk to the gardens every week this year and love the season transformation The different sections on the west part and the different paths The prim ministers walk is a lovely walk and opportunity to reflect on our Australian history The magnificent glass hot house and it's changing floral displays The next two seasons will be a delight Thank... More 

Thank Lynpj
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a couple of hours wandering the garden, admiring the Prime Minister busts, visiting the POW Memorial & taking in the local farmers market on Saturday am. Ideal for a spring or autumn day - was pretty cool & windy the day webthere but still a nice walk.

Thank 188petere
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A quiet ,peaceful ,well manicured garden with 'heads of state 'prime ministers of Australia walkway ,and a greenhouse conservatory full of colour and blooms . A pleasant meander in sensory garden across the road from Lake Wendourie. Beautiful trees,intriguing statues and a memorial to the fallen lifts the spirits on a cold day.On Sundays the Old Tram travels past adding... More 

Thank Y2208YHsusanm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to these gardens. Obviously a lot of work goes into the upkeep and it is truly appreciated.

Thank Kate C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous place to go for walking and riding a bike. Kept very well cleaned and is maintained well.. It's very beautiful to look at also..

Thank Becky B
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293 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are really beautiful even though it's rainy and cold. The sequoia trees are huge, I'm sure that they are larger than those at Kew Gardens in London (we were there last week so the memory is quite fresh). The busts of the Prime Ministers are a terrific feature in the gardens. The setting beside Lake Wendoree adds to... More 

Thank Fiona H
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit any time of year. Situated on Lake Wendouree surrounded by trees and beautiful gardens. Here you can have a picnic a stroll or take in the breathtakingly old magnificent trees.

Thank Baz555
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small botanic garden but it's still lovely and the location across from Wendouree Lake means there's still somewhere else to walk too. There are some great plant collections too. My favourite is the grasses in one of the far corners

Thank Tabatha F
Beaconsfield, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying a few days in Ballarat was the best thing I could have done, walking around viewing the botanical gardens was amazing and very heartfelt knowing what had happened in the area.

Thank Karen P
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a rather cold day these gardens are a beautiful place to visit, such a lovely environment for a stroll

Thank Susan B

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