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Williamstown Botanic Gardens

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Address: Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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+61 3 9932 1000

Nestled by the sea, complete with rare trees, a formal palm avenue and a...

Nestled by the sea, complete with rare trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental lake amongst its many attractions, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, opened in 1860, is a peaceful place to enjoy a picnic, stroll the intricate pathways or relax and daydream on the green lawns. A few minutes from the Williamstown Beach Railway Station, the gardens have gravel paths providing good accessibility. Open all year. Beach and facilities nearby. Free.

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A 40 min train ride from Melbourne gets you here. If you are interested in gardens, then I think this is worth going too. The gardens are not massive, but have enough structure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc D
Wamberal, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While it was a pleasant walk through but I think that I saw this garden at its most dormant time. Many of the flower beds were empty and the more permanent beds had grass growing between the shrubbery. Still pleasant but not botanical garden standard.

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Wamberal, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 40 min train ride from Melbourne gets you here. If you are interested in gardens, then I think this is worth going too. The gardens are not massive, but have enough structure and variation to view. They are reasonably maintained. The waterfront is also nearby and worth viewing as well.

1 Thank Marc D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love these gardens and went on the "Paint your day" weekend and loved it. Artists displaying art from the very young to the experienced. Music was playing, food was available, beverages available and even artists painting. There was a lot of people and the garden was being enjoyed by all.

1 Thank Natalie1964
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Botanic gardens is small but good, nice and peaceful to walk through and enjoy. The variety of trees and plants is great.

1 Thank mozzavella
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Kids loved racing around here, its small enough that I didn't need to worry about losing them. Somewhere to visit on a nice day if you're in the area. Love the summer light through the elm that had an enormous canopy.

1 Thank Rachel C
Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It's just a beautiful spot to be on a sunny day, take a good book, a drink some food and a blanket and it will be a good day.✌️❤

1 Thank Michael S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Nice cute gardens close to the Williamstown beach. Good place to visit while walking in the area. Great relaxed atmosphere, beautiful plants...

2 Thank nosimonov
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Beautiful scenery and the trees were beautiful. The grassy area was great and it was such a beautiful day we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 Thank Floibes
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I often visited these gardens for peace and very close walk to beach. The gardens are well maintained and I have found other visitors to be well behaved.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

What great place to visit! The Botanical Garden is located in the western suburbs, about 20 minutes from the CBD and across the road from the beach The garden is great for all to visit, perfect for people who love gardening, picnic, photos and relaxing Only down side of the garden is the public toilets are outside and not in... More 

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