Located on the western shore of Lake Wendouree, approximately four kilometres from Ballarat’s CBD, the Gardens are a popular and invaluable heritage and recreational location for residents and visitors.

Established in 1858 it is one of Victoria’s oldest Botanical Gardens. The gardens are home to an extensive array of flowering plants, exotic trees, floral bedding displays and an extensive collection of Italian marble statues throughout.

Experience the stunning Robert Clark Conservatory and walk in amongst the changing seasonal displays of our celebrated collections of Hydrangeas, Fuchsias, and Chrysanthemums throughout the year, and their world renown tuberous Begonia Collection mid-March – mid-April.

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens welcomes thousands of visitors each year to City of Ballarat’s much-loved Summer Sundays picnic and live music events during January. It also attracts more than 60,000 for the three-day annual Ballarat Begonia Festival over the Labour Day weekend in March.

The Statue Pavilion and Robert Clark Conservatory is open 9.00am – 4.30pm daily.

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Gillies Street, Wendouree VIC 3355

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.

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