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Beautiful Victorian era botanic gardens. Small, but superb. Many very old trees and a magnificent wisteria arbour lead

Excellent place to spend an hour or so in the Victorian era trees and plants, Good toilets but no... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
HaydenJill
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Melbourne, Australia
Great track for a walk

While staying in the Big4 Caravan Park next door, I walked this park each day along with others. A... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2019
Chellemac
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Excellent place to spend an hour or so in the Victorian era trees and plants, Good toilets but no cafe. Parking is easy. The ornamental lake and birdlife are very pretty. A good place for a picnic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HaydenJill
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

While staying in the Big4 Caravan Park next door, I walked this park each day along with others. A popular track averaging 1.7-2km it is an easy walk amongst beautiful surrounds. A lake filled with ducks and geese which I enjoyed stopping to feed. Plenty...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chellemac
Reviewed 17 January 2019

The Lake dominates these gardens. But there are many shady trees and it is convenient for outdoor functions.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CTW112
Reviewed 23 December 2018

I love these gardens, with the lovely lake and fountain. Lots of old trees. Great place gor a stroll.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

After growing up visiting family in Castlemaine, and the Botanical gardens being a regular experience, I was a little disappointed in the current condition of the grounds. Some of the trees are magnificent, but more information on the species would be fantastic. The grounds could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Finding mature oaks and English elm trees in profusion in country Victoria is quite a surprise. The Garden's paths are lined with these quintessentially European trees.. The Gardens also have a substantial ornamental lake, which legend has it was excavated by the prisoners of a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We called in here to break our journey, stretch and take a walk. So peaceful and a credit to the town gardeners.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SueDen27
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gardens with info on trees, walking/bike path. Amazing flowers and gardens. Great playground for kids and families. Grass and bbq for picnics

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rday78
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nice shaded walk around the gardens with many floral displays. Adequate amenities and great kids playground and picnic areas

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dagalong
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Our Bus Trip to Castlemaine included a visit to the Botanical Gardens. One of the best we have ever visited. Very peaceful also with the large Lake. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Glen23
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Hasib N
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Response from Glen23 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. It is free and open to the Public. Beautiful walk around the Gardens, even a Lake is there. Enjoy!! Regards - Nancy.
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