Ballarat Begonia Festival 2023

Ballarat Begonia Festival - Sat-Mon, March 11th - 13th 2023 

The Begonia Festival runs over the long weekend and the Friends will be involved with children's activities, plant sales and plant creches.  

Why not come and check out the beautiful Begonia Display in the Conservatory.  Don't forget to enjoy the live music, gardener's market, food stalls and other activities.  

Plant Creche: 10-5pm The Friends will have a display next to then Conservatory and will be operating the Plant Creche where you can leave your purchased plants while you enjoy the other activities. We will have a second Plant Creche in the Plant Market where you can purchase your begonias (gold coin donation appreciated)

Our Nursery 10-5pm (Behind the Robert Clark Horticultural Centre) each day. We specialize in rare shrubs, perennials, grounds covers and succulents. 

Botankids for families 10-4pm from the Gatekeeper's Cottage at the Northern edge of the Gardens with indoor and outdoor activities for children - pot up a plant, study the weird & wonderful plants in the interactive nature table or use our digital microscope and be amazed!

The GateKeeper's Cottage 10-4pm - see a gardener's family lounge room as it would have been in Federation times and a mini exhibition of special indoor varieties of Begonias!