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“A breath of fresh air”

Geelong Botanical Gardens
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Geelong
Certificate of Excellence
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
939 reviews
487 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
“A breath of fresh air”
Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful little gardens to take a momentary break and feel like you are removed from all other business. Great place to just sit and relax

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Geelong, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love to visit regulary”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I love to visit these gardens regularly, and have done for years. They are always in excellent condition and beautiful. It is a great place for peacefulness and senerity, to escape stress and the busy city and streets. It is a world away from everything once you step inside the gates. Lots of little paths and garden rooms to explore, many styles and great variety of plants. The cafe is great too.

Visited November 2012
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“free guided tours are only at 2pm on sundays and wednesdays”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

At 3.30pm, on a very hot Wednesday afternoon, we visited the Botanics, expecting a nice shady walk. We found that free guided tours are only at 2pm on sundays and wednesdays,and wished we had known that!
Quite a small and pretty park, but we didn’t quite complete the whole walk as it was very hot and I was getting too many itchy bite,s, especially in the shadier parts of the park (take repellent!). It is very well cared for, and well-designed, and there a good number of identification labels on plants. Some nice sculptures too. They could do with some sign-posts, or a free map, but to be fair, perhaps you can get one at the kiosk in the middle.

Visited December 2012
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Berlin, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice place to spend some time”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Good for exploring the plants of Australia. Kept in good condition and there was a friendly lady who was a guide and took a group of us on a short tour.

Visited October 2012
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Perth WA
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A top collection of plants in a pleasant location”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

This botanical garden has a range of plants in various settings old an new. Well worth a visit, stroll and cup of brew at the cafe

Visited November 2012
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