Established in 1857 the Bendigo Botanic Gardens are almost as old as Bendigo itself with the site appearing on an 1854 plan of the White Hills township just a couple of years after gold was first discovered in Bendigo in 1851.

The Gardens are Bendigo’s first public gardens and were included on the Victorian Heritage Register in 2001 due to their historical, architectural, scientific, botanical, aesthetic and social significance.

The Gardens form a picturesque landscape around a central billabong which is being revegetated using locally indigenous plants. Many display gardens are on show including the Cottage Gardens of the Victorian Goldfields, National Lavender Collection, Heritage Canna Collection, Habitat Garden and more.

Explore the children’s playspace, flight aviary, Entry Promenade and Edwardian Garden surrounding the Picnic Pavilion.

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