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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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Botanical Gardens and surrounding lake precinct.

Ballarat Botanical Gardens is a must see. Within the precinct of the gardens we have the bronze statues of each Prime Minister. The gardens themselves are beautifully maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ballarat Botanical Gardens is a must see. Within the precinct of the gardens we have the bronze statues of each Prime Minister. The gardens themselves are beautifully maintained all year around with special displays at different times of the year. The Begonia Festival is a must see with a display house featuring hot house Begonias. The Prisoner of War Wall... More 

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branford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a local friend who showed us around. The gardens are relatively small but beautifully cared for. The contemporary styled conservatory is gorgeous with an elegant fountain and comfortable seating, looked like a lovely place to sit and relax . The flower beds are well maintained and an interesting sculpture pavilion with some proto Greek sculptures in it had... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gardens are a lovely place to take a walk around on a nice day. The flowers are beautiful and the history surrounding the gardens is very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends, during a weekend away and it was very pretty. Located near a beautiful lake with very well kept gardens and a ht house with flowers and seats. Very peaceful!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk through the gardens, tulips were just starting and poppies were just lovely. Our kids are pokemon crazy so even they were happy to walk through the gardens collecting them throughout the gardens whilst we enjoyed the scenery (they even got a kick out of the sun dial and the magnificent huge trees which they said would... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trees and plants you see are beautiful, there is always colourful flowers to see, but, the Begonia Festival in March would have to be the highlight! There are also hidden treasures on display such as busts of the Prime Ministers of Australia. Take a stroll, relax and enjoy the peace and joy of nature.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are very nice and are opposite the lovely Lake Wendouree just west of the city centre. There are a number of small rotunda's and a small but well designed greenhouse. The gardens are well cared for. Down the southern end of the gardens is the marvellous memorial to the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War which is most definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for peace seekers and nature lovers. The garden was so clean, smells good and with fresh flowers around.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

And it was a Tuesday afternoon...... surprising amount of people wondering through the beautiful gardens, especially early August in Ballarat. The gardens are serene and gorgeous at any time, but cold in winter. I found lots of interesting statues that I had not noticed before and was particularly interested in the plants and soil as I have recently done a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed walking through despite the rain. It was beautiful and I can imagine that it would be better in summer.

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