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What a surprise

The gardens were a hidden gem The avenue of prime ministers fabulous The glass house stunning We... read more

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georginar220
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Adelaide, Australia
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Beautiful

We loved this place, best botanical gardens I have been too. So much to see. Made some wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Miranda260778
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Reviewed yesterday

I really was expecting to see more flowers and greenery at the gardens. It may have because there is obviously a drought happening. However, there is an avenue of prime ministers busts to be seen which is interesting and they had the most amazing daliahs...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Debbie A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens were a hidden gem The avenue of prime ministers fabulous The glass house stunning We spent several hours finding all these beautiful areas. They have a lovely cafe overlooking the lake which we enjoyed coffee and cake

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank georginar220
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved this place, best botanical gardens I have been too. So much to see. Made some wonderful memories here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Miranda260778
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to visit in April when the begonia display in the hot house was at its best. Words cannot describe the beauty of the variety and colours of the flowers on display. We understand that the display is changed on a seasonal basis...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank longhaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited just after the Begonia Festival so there was some beautiful displays in the exhibition room. Avenue of prime ministers interesting to test your memory. Across the road is a lovely restaurant, Pipers on the Lake, which has great food and friendly service. Walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank caswok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ballarat Gardens are often ignored by the general traveliing public .... instead they stay with all the main tourist attractions. But the gardens are certainly well worth a full day of wandering around and enjoying the flowers, the conservatory and the displays and just relaxing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LFSingapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fairly short visit to the gardens. The begonias were amazing. We walked along the Prime Ministers walk too. Would have loved to have had more time to explore.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mahalia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The begonia displays in the glasshouse were amazing, with so many beautiful colours and flowers. There was quite a large part of the gardens closed off for renovation but what we did see was wonderful. Look forward to returning when all the work is completed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited during the week when it wasn't overly busy. The gardens are very well laid out with safe, clean paths to follow amongst the colourful planted garden beds. Many stunning statues adorn the gardens with a special Prime Ministers Walk where bust of Australian...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lynne M
Reviewed March 20, 2019

A wonderful display of thousands Begonias. We also enjoyed the Avenue of busts of Australia's past Prime-ministers.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrew K
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531cherylg
January 20, 2019|
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Response from dmcjacko | Reviewed this property |
The Botanical Gardens are open year round.
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binus21
March 27, 2018|
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Response from tracy6333 | Reviewed this property |
Its is a beautiful place for a picnic, Or you will find places to eat at around the lake
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DianneWalshy
March 19, 2018|
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Response from SMTas | Reviewed this property |
The festival is held on the March long weekend so is over for this year. The dates next year should be 9-11 March 2019.
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