Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens


Exhibition: ‘Discover the World of Intricate Garden Miniatures and Bonsai’

Saturday & Sunday 27, 28 July, 10am – 3.30pm      Gatekeeper’s Cottage    Free

Join us in the Cottage for a delightful display of garden miniatures. People have long been fascinated with all things small and this exhibition by the Miniature Groups of Ballarat and the Bonsai Society will attract children and adults alike.  


Our Newsletter - 'Wellingtonia' Autumn 2024

Our Summer Wellingtonia is available here. 


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Do you need some new plants for your garden or for a gift?

Why not visit the friends nursery or plant trolley!

Nursery Sign


Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre

Open 1-4pm Tuesdays and 2nd Sunday of the month.   

Plant trolleys outside the Conservatory during the day (cash/card honour system) 


FREE Guided Tours of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

11am every Sunday in Autumn and Spring.  Provided by the Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens.  Meet at the Conservatory.

Ballarat Botanical Gardens photos copyright Susan Pilbeam

An opportunity for locals and visitors to Ballarat to take a leisurely stroll through the gardens with a guide and find out more about the history and stories of our trees, statues and the changes and development underway in the gardens.  Your guide will show you the highlights of this beautiful heritage listed garden.  There is no need to book.  Just turn up at the Conservatory and a guide will be there to take you on the tour.  The tour lasts about an hour. 

BotaniKIDS on Facebook link here.



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