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Beautiful gardens that are well worth the visit. Really well kept and maintained. Toilets available.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarah B
Brisbane, Australia
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Very relaxing wander around the gardens.The Prime ministers walk with busts of every Australian... read more

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Gillies Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens that are well worth the visit. Really well kept and maintained. Toilets available.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very relaxing wander around the gardens.The Prime ministers walk with busts of every Australian prime minister is educational. Although with the antics in recent years in Canberra there are a few prime ministers still to have busts done of them.

Thank Fearless588998
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the Begonia Festival and this place has such a lovely feel about it. One of my favourite places to go to reflect.

Thank LilTasyaReview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is always something to see and experience at these beautiful gardens. The hot house and pieces around Lake Wendouree, and the Prime Ministers Avenue (Sept - BOAA - Biennale of Australian Art) was grand. The floral display is always inspiring and breath taking. The...More

Thank JOHN F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garden is beautiful and well maintained. Green house display was beautiful. It rained while we were there so we spend lots of time in the green house. Very relaxing activity to do.

Thank Janali P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the beauty of this well maintained garden. The bronze busts of all the Australian Prime Ministers was interesting and stimulated great discussion with the kids. The colours in the green house were stunning. Beautiful picture opportunites to be had.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love walking through the gardens. They are very well cared for and always offer a brilliant show of color and plant variety. Always a pleasant experience and offers much more than just flowers. Picnics on the lawns, exploring the giant trees or wandering around...More

Thank Levine
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Beautiful lake and swans and ducks to enjoy. Every season you get to enjoy with different plants. We enjoyed some takeway food in afternoon sun.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

These gardens were started back in the 1850s by men of great foresight. The great mature trees are a cool haven on hot summer days. A highlight is the Begonia House with scores of varieties thriving in cool to cold conditions during a typical Ballarat...More

Thank Maurice R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very beautiful. Opposite the Botanical Gardens and very near a wonderful playground. Great walk on the lake, lots of wildlife. lots to see and doo for all ages and wheelchair/child's pusher friendly too.

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