Geelong Botanic Gardens Accessible Walk

Cnr Eastern Park Circuit & Podbury Drive, Geelong 3220

Geelong Botanic Gardens Accessible Walk

Cnr Eastern Park Circuit & Podbury Drive, Geelong 3220

Staff Pick
45 m
1.64 km
Easy

Geelong Botanic Gardens have plants from around the world. The colours and smells are glorious. The relaxing lawns and peaceful pathways are a pleasure to walk or roll.

Geelong Botanic Gardens Accessible Walk

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Summary

Geelong Botanic Gardens have plants from around the world. The colours and smells are glorious. The relaxing lawns and peaceful pathways are a pleasure to walk or roll.

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Is this walk accessible to me?
People using wheelchairs, other mobility aids or with prams can access the walk as mapped.

What can I see?
There are many different and wonderful plants to see.

How accessible is the path?
The mapped paths are smooth, firm and wide asphalt or compacted gravel. Some have mild slopes. There are options to travel different routes or assistance may be required for push wheelchairs. Other paths may be steeper, narrower and have steps - these are not on this map.

There is room for side by side travel and wheelchair turning.

A safety railed ramp takes mobility aid using visitors into the sunken, dry climate garden.

On site map signs are provided. Other physically accessible information signs describe features of the gardens. Some may be difficult to read or are faded.

Rest areas
Bench and seating with armrests are provided. Built shelters include the historic Cabmen's Shelter and the Conservatory. Many large trees provide shade. A café serves food and drink.

There are accessible drinking water fountains, toilets and rubbish bins.

There is no public transport.

Car parking
There are 2 parallel accessible car spaces with room between them to access a ramp to the footpath near the gardens entry. There is a ramp to access the main entrance gate.

Dogs are welcome at the gardens but need to be on a lead and supervised at all times. Bikes / scooters are not permitted.

Entry is free. The gardens are open every day of the year. Daylight Savings hours: 8am to 7pm. Other times: 8am to 5pm.

The following photos and descriptions provide more information regarding accessibility. Conditions may change. If you notice and variations, please let us know.

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Points of Interest

1. The main entrance

A ramped entry to wide, smooth and flat sealed paths makes getting around the first part of the gardens very accessible. Beyond the Conservatory there is a mild slope to the bottom of the gardens.

2. Many different trees

The collection of well established trees is impressive, such as these Bottle Trees near the front gate.

3. Accessible items

Accessible map signs, drinking fountains and bins are provided.

4. Meet the Curator

On the 3.0 meter wide central path into the gardens you meet a pair of bollard people. They are the original Curator Daniel Bunce and a friend.

5. At the top

This 2.2 meter wide sealed path goes to The Conservatory. This path has a mild slope.

6. Floral displays

The colourful floral displays can be spectacular.

7. Seating and compacted paths

Seats with armrests are provided. Some paths are compacted gravel. They are generally smooth and firm. This area has mild to moderate slopes. Assistance may be required or other paths taken.

8. Wide sealed paths

Most paths are sealed, smooth and wide. Small tree root rises may be found near large trees.

9. Large green lawns

The large soft green lawns provide space for resting and picnics.

10. Public art

Another art feature is the Brolga sculpture at the bottom of the gardens.

11. The Cabmen's Shelter

This is an accessible place to rest. It has room for turning a wheelchair and bench seats.

12. A ramp to a sunken garden

The dry climate garden is well worth exploring. An accessible ramp with safety rails makes it easy to get in and out.

13. Accessible parking

There are 2 accessible spaces parallel to the web. They have a gap between them to a ramp up to the 2.2 meter wide sealed footpath.


Features

Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Art and culture Art and culture
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk