Ballarat Begonia Festival 2021

Begonia Festival Weekend Activities at the Gardens

  • The nursery is open from 10 am to 3 pm each Saturday and Sunday in March.  Specialising in rare groundcovers, perennials, shrubs and succulents.
  • Guided tours each Sunday morning at 11 am.  Meet outside the Conservatory.
  • Booklet on Begonias available at a special discount price of $1 for the whole month of March
  • Mini exhibition in the Gatekeeper's cottage.  History of the Begonia Festival.  Past posters on display and a continuous loop slide presentation showing images of past Begonia festivals produced by Lorraine Powell.  The Gatekeeper's cottage is a restrictive space with COVID restrictions so entry is restricted to only 2 at a time.

We also have our plant trolley available daily in front of the Conservatory with a great range of plants for purchase (cash honour system).  

Why not drop by and purchase a plant for yourself or for a gift!

activites at the FBBG during Begonia Festival 2021 BLOOMS


BEGONIA FESTIVAL BLOOMS - A Free Festival ~ 6 to 28 March 2021 ~ 10am to 5pm

Another exciting line up of entertainment, activities, talks, culinary delights and celebrity guests.

Celebrate over three weeks, including four weekends from Saturday 6 March to Sunday 28 March, throughout the CBD and our parks and gardens precincts.

With a new COVID-safe program immerse yourself in the Illuminated Garden, admire the Floral Garland and explore an Urban Garden of plants and blooms crafted by local and regional floral artists.

Experience our community spirit and participate in citywide attractions that include a Floral Frame Trail, the Begonia Display, Audio Tours, Markets, Live Music, Roving Performers as well as collaborations with local business.

Embrace the Ballarat Begonia Festival and our city as it Blooms in March.

For full details, please go to the website