Ballarat Botanical Gardens

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens (the Gardens) occupies a 40 Hectare site on the edge of Lake Wendouree and Gillies Street in Ballarat and is considered to be one of Australia’s premier cool climate gardens. Established in 1858, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens are one of the best examples of a heritage botanic garden in Victoria and is included on the Victorian Heritage Register.

These plans will continue to build on the historic gardens, maintaining their heritage significance and well-loved features.

To guide this work we would like to invite you to tell us what you love about the Gardens, and what you would like to see improved.

How can I get involved?

  • Master Plan MySay Survey

    The survey closed 5pm, Sunday 21 April 2024.

    All feedback will be considered in the development of the final Master Plan, which will then be presented to Council for consideration.

    You can also pick up a printed copy of the survey at City of Ballarat sites, including the Ballarat Botanical Gardens’ Robert Clark Conservatory, Customer Service and Ballarat Libraries.

    The Master Plan replaces the 1995 Ballarat Botanical Gardens Master Plan.