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Williamstown Botanic Gardens

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

Peaceful place near the sea. Good place to relax, stroll and enjoy the many plants. It has gravel... read more

Reviewed today
Essendon52
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Melbourne, Australia
Historical Gardens and picnic area

These gardens are kept in great condition Take the family and stroll around these gardens and make... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter B
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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+61 3 9932 1000
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Reviewed today

Peaceful place near the sea. Good place to relax, stroll and enjoy the many plants. It has gravel paths which is excellent to walk on even if it rains.

Thank Essendon52
Reviewed 2 days ago

These gardens are kept in great condition Take the family and stroll around these gardens and make sure you bring a picnic basket full of food and just relax in the sun

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Only a short walk from the waterfront, the gardens are very well kept and enjoyable. We have never had an issue finding a park, usually you have the whole space to yourself. A great place for a stroll!

Thank boourns23
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

If you take the time in life to enjoy nature then you should come here very relaxing and full of happiness

Thank merc124
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A beautiful survival opposite Williamstown beach, with delightful walks, mature trees and plantings and a gardenesque pond. There is an adjourning Pinetum, sunny lawns, all in a single town block. There may be stories under the Golden Elm (check the Hobsons Bay Library site )...More

Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if in the area or having a trip to the beach. Beautiful entrance gates. Paths winding through a mixture of flora from large trees to annuals in garden beds. Lovely pond great place to sit and relax or to escape the...More

Thank kaye2424
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Marc D
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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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Irene G
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
It is free to enter. Have a picnic or just relax and enjoy the garden.
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