We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great quiet spot, but watch out for mozzies!

Great place where you can escape from the open beaches etc. It is quiet and some great shady... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
funkyhughes23
,
Melbourne, Australia
Wedding

We had our wedding under the elm tree and it was perfect. The weather played a big part as it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DarbyReid
,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
via mobile
Read all 154 reviews
116
All photos (116)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiet spot”(3 reviews)
“picnic lunch”(5 reviews)
About
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...more
Contact
Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
Website
+61 3 9932 1000
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Williamstown
from US$ 26.40
More Info
from US$ 26.40
More Info
from US$ 26.40
More Info
from US$ 91.70
More Info
Reviews (154)
Filter reviews
149 results
Traveller rating
67
61
19
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
67
61
19
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews quiet spot interesting plants picnic lunch great place to visit wedding photos big trees maintained garden small garden sunny day beautiful flowers nearby beach elm tree hot days away from the hustle and bustle read a book flower beds summer heat
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 149 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place where you can escape from the open beaches etc. It is quiet and some great shady patches. The plants themselves are well presented, but nothing amazingly unusual or exciting about them (for an amazing Botanic Gardens go to the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens)....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank funkyhughes23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding under the elm tree and it was perfect. The weather played a big part as it was quite warm so plenty of shade. Wedding photos look beautiful amongst the gardens and nearby beach and pier! Remember to book area with council.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DarbyReid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well kept lawn with plenty of shade and an enjoyable picnic lunch makes this place special. A walk along the nearby sandy beach tops off a pleasant day.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The gardens are picturesque and close to adjoining parkland's and the fore shore. Great spot for a stroll or a picnic away from the hustle and bustle.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Damian S
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I had a pleasant morning walking through the gardens. So many things were flowering that I had not seen before and some interesting bird life was visiting. Some toilets are close by through the L A Parker Reserve

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank platypus150
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Stunning spot all year round, lots of lovely places for a picnic, lay on the sun or kicking the ball around. I’ve been to a couple of kids parties here and would be a stunning place to get married too.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Janine C
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

How Beautiful! A lovely spot to take the rug or the chair & sit or lie down, read a book or meditate. Well done to the local Council who take good care of it. Some interesting plants & flowers you don't see everyday, too. Shhh,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Andi H
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is a very pretty place with peaceful places to sit and relax all around it. The fountains and shaded areas are very tranquil.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank jimmywallace
Reviewed 28 August 2018

While a small Garden, I have visited many around the world and this is my favourite - some of the trees seem as tall as the park is wide, and the undulating paths lead to multiple areas of privacy and intimacy, in an incredibly well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My husband and I were married here and it was magical. A must location for any wedding. The gardens were stunning and is reflected in all of our photot.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HannahL1089
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Middle Park Hotel
274 reviews
6.25 km away
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
156 reviews
6.65 km away
Pan Pacific Melbourne
4,219 reviews
6.73 km away
The Prince
16 reviews
6.73 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 121 nearby restaurants
Ticktok
113 reviews
.76 km away
Steam Packet Hotel Restaurant
82 reviews
.66 km away
Santorini Restaurant
141 reviews
.70 km away
The Vault on Nelson
32 reviews
.75 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 59 nearby attractions
Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown
29 reviews
.92 km away
Williamstown Ferries
58 reviews
.99 km away
Williamstown Beach
11 reviews
.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
DebraC1724
14 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from wesso3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of room to have a pinic on the vast available lawn space
0
Votes
IreneG2208
4 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
It is free to enter. Have a picnic or just relax and enjoy the garden.
0
Votes