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Williamstown Botanic Gardens

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Address: Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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+61 3 9932 1000

Nestled by the sea, complete with rare trees, a formal palm avenue and a...

Nestled by the sea, complete with rare trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental lake amongst its many attractions, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, opened in 1860, is a peaceful place to enjoy a picnic, stroll the intricate pathways or relax and daydream on the green lawns. A few minutes from the Williamstown Beach Railway Station, the gardens have gravel paths providing good accessibility. Open all year. Beach and facilities nearby. Free.

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small but good

The Botanic gardens is small but good, nice and peaceful to walk through and enjoy. The variety of trees and plants is great.

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The Botanic gardens is small but good, nice and peaceful to walk through and enjoy. The variety of trees and plants is great.

Thank mozzavella
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids loved racing around here, its small enough that I didn't need to worry about losing them. Somewhere to visit on a nice day if you're in the area. Love the summer light through the elm that had an enormous canopy.

Thank Rachel C
Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a beautiful spot to be on a sunny day, take a good book, a drink some food and a blanket and it will be a good day.✌️❤

Thank Michael S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice cute gardens close to the Williamstown beach. Good place to visit while walking in the area. Great relaxed atmosphere, beautiful plants...

2 Thank nosimonov
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33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Beautiful scenery and the trees were beautiful. The grassy area was great and it was such a beautiful day we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Floibes
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I often visited these gardens for peace and very close walk to beach. The gardens are well maintained and I have found other visitors to be well behaved.

Thank 76traveller262
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

What great place to visit! The Botanical Garden is located in the western suburbs, about 20 minutes from the CBD and across the road from the beach The garden is great for all to visit, perfect for people who love gardening, picnic, photos and relaxing Only down side of the garden is the public toilets are outside and not in... More 

2 Thank killerberry
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lovely peaceful gardens. Interesting plants close to the beach. Always a good sport for a picnic. Plenty of bins to put your rubbish in along the way. Lots of amazing trees. Lovely place for a quiet intimate garden wedding.

1 Thank Melbournemini
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

An unplanned visit but well worth it. A small garden but a beautiful walk amongst a good variety of plants and trees eg a very large ghost gum

1 Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a nice enough spot,a small garden, Some nice established trees, not a lot to see but a nice spot to visit.

Thank pazDunedin

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