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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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NOT to be missed

Fantastic step into history. Great plants waterfeatures and paths. Lovely history local stories... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loi J
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Canberra, Australia
Oasis in the town

A very pleasant oasis in town, lots of shade from well groomed trees, benches to rest weary feet... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EnglishCanadian
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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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"great place to visit"
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"an easy stroll"
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"big trees"
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"maintained garden"
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"sit and read a book"
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"small garden"
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"flower beds"
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"summer heat"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic step into history. Great plants waterfeatures and paths. Lovely history local stories. Catch the Ferry or Drive over.

1  Thank Loi J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant oasis in town, lots of shade from well groomed trees, benches to rest weary feet and pleasant walkways through the park. There is also a children’s play area and washroom.

1  Thank EnglishCanadian
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Came here with a group to enjoy having a walk around and have lunch here it was a very sunny day and there were very shady trees to sit out of the sun and very nice to unwind there.

1  Thank R8118MZmaryp
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

A really nice place to walk around with family. Has plenty of shade for hot days. The big trees, beautiful flowers and a cute little drink fountain.

1  Thank clareetilleyyy
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A nice spot to unwind well looked after quite during the week, good for a picnic away from the beach scene.

1  Thank Peter c
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

On a very hot day the things that attracted me the most were the well maintained lawns and the shady trees. The avenues of ancient pines, palms and other trees were impressive and the water feature was soothing in the heat. The gardens are small,...More

1  Thank platypus150
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A nice spot to spend an hour walking down the alleys. Well-maintained garden, not withstanding some unscrupulous visitors who leave some trash behind them... Beware of mosquitoes though, as they attacked us mercilessly.

1  Thank Josee S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

As part of our walking tour exploring Williamstown we walked through the botanical gardens. There is a lovely statue amongst the trees and well kept gardens. It is small compared to Melbourne’s botanical gardens, but lovely and well worth visiting when you are in Williamstown.

1  Thank Mrs_Maltman
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Travelling across Australia to watch the cricket and we went on a boat trip to williamstown. The signpost showed us the way and it was a thing to do on TripAdvisor. Well I wish we didnt. It was very small and trees were actually cordoned...More

1  Thank daltonblue
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely, well maintained gardens a short walk from the waterfront in Williamstown. If you are seeking somewhere to enjoy a relaxed stroll, the gardens are well worth a visit.

1  Thank Geoff2011
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Irene G
April 3, 2017|
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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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