Geelong Botanic Gardens

Eastern Park Circuit, East Geelong VIC 3219, Australia

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Eastern Park Circuit, East Geelong VIC 3219, Australia
Staff Pick
15 m
1.06 km
Very Easy

Summary

Stroll around the Geelong Botanic Gardens enjoying the transition from 21st Century to Heritage Gardens.

Geelong Botanic Gardens

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The Geelong Botanic Gardens takes up a small part of Eastern Park, which was put aside for development as a garden in 1851. Start at the entrance in Eastern Park Circuit. ‘The 21st Century Garden highlights the role of modern botanic gardens to promote education, conservation and sustainability.’ Pass through the fancy wrought gates to the older Heritage Gardens with its Rose Garden Lawn, Fernery, Traill fountain and urns. The gardens boast a sculpture of storks that were brought out from Japan in the 1880s and also a ginkgo biloba tree from 1859 that is classified by the National trust. Geelong’s tiny first Customs House from 1838 also rests at the back of the gardens. There is also a Tea House near the fern garden open from 11am to 3pm. The gardens are open from 7.30am to 7pm in Daylight Savings hours.

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Points of Interest

1. Entrance to Geelong Botanic Gardens

Entrance to Geelong Botanic Gardens

2. 21st Century Garden

21st Century Garden

3. Entrance to Heritage Garden

Entrance to Heritage Garden and bollards of original curator

4. Traill Fountain and urn

Traill Fountain and urn

5. Storks sculpture

Storks sculpture brought from Japan in 1880s

6. Geelong’s tiny first Customs House from 1838

Geelong’s tiny first Customs House from 1838

7. Begonia house

Begonia house

8. View of gardens

View of gardens

9. Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern

10. John Raddenberry Fern Garden

John Raddenberry Fern Garden

11. Open lawn space

Open lawn space

12. Friendly blackbird

Friendly blackbird

13. Pretty floral display

Pretty floral display

14. Bunya bunya pine

Bunya bunya pine

15. Pool in 21st Century Garden

Pool in 21st Century Garden

16. Cacti in 21st Century garden

Cacti in 21st Century garden

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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