THINGS TO DO IN BALLARAT
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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