Ballarat Botanical Gardens

heritage listed gardens were established in 1857 and consist of 40 hectares of botanic gardens and arboretum located on the western shore of Lake Wendouree.

Botanical Gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

One of Australia’s most significant cool climate gardens, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens  were designed and planted in the 1860s and now feature a remarkable collection of mature trees and marble statues set amongst colourful bedding and glasshouse displays.

The Gardens cover 40 hectares and are divided into four distinct zones. The central part of the Gardens features the traditional, ‘gardenesque’ style, open parkland on either side are known as the North and South Gardens and the area alongside Lake Wendouree as the Lake foreshore precinct.

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens are a quick 10 minute taxi/rideshare or car ride from Prospect Cottage Ballarat.

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Ballarat Skate Park

Ballarat Skate Park

Located in central Ballarat next to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and near Victoria Park, Lake Wendouree offers a wide range of attractions and recreational activities both on and off the water.

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