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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5135
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Great winters walk

A very relaxing walk around the gardens on a sunny cold winters day. Make you feel lunch spring is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
GSJames67
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Ballarat, Australia
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Amazing Ballarat Gardens

Loved the display in the hothouse, but wish we'd come on a spring day, not mid-winter. We'll do it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mountainsbell
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Ballarat, Australia
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Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very relaxing walk around the gardens on a sunny cold winters day. Make you feel lunch spring is just around the corner. Plenty of thing things to see. Very worth while

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the display in the hothouse, but wish we'd come on a spring day, not mid-winter. We'll do it again, but hopefully on a warmer day. Next time we'll pay more attention to the names on the Avenue of Prime Ministers statues - these were...More

Thank mountainsbell
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Botanical Gardens is a very lovely place to visit anytime of year, in winter rug up nice and warm

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to go and just wonder around without any stress or hurry. We spend a couple of hours there, loved the P.M.'s walk.

Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting in winter is not the best time to see the gardens but we still enjoyed the displays of flowers in the conservatory. The gardens are well laid out and there is a Prime Ministers Avenue walk with the busts of all the past Prime...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing gardens and surroundings, the grounds include the Prime Ministers Avenue walk, which has busts of every PM we have had. Also Adam Lindsay Gordon's cottage, as well as a conservatory with amazing flowers

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The botanic gardens are just lovely. The gazebos are wonderful and the statues are wonderful. Adam Lindsay Gordon's cottage was quaint but not open the day we went which was a bit disappointing.

Thank Donna O
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Ballarat gardens are beautiful. March is Begonia Month and these are stunning. There are many different areas to explore but the Prime Ministers walk with a bronze bust of every Prime Minister is worth noting as something different to other gardens. Ballarat is famous for...More

Thank Barb p
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful space to spend a sunny morning. Loved walking around looking at all the plants and trees. Would love to see the gardens in spring.

Thank Cupcake1180
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Loved this place and wished I'd had longer to explore it. There's an amazing conservatory, sculptures, and the Prime Ministers' Walk, not to forget the beautiful specimen trees and flowers.

Thank camerachick3000
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binus21
28 March 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
20 March 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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aciamax
17 March 2018|
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Response from ppow49 | Reviewed this property |
And of course there are all the previous prime ministers.
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