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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
Melbourne, Australia

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
Melbourne, Victoria, 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...more
Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9932 1000
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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
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14 August 2018|
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Response from wesso3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of room to have a pinic on the vast available lawn space
4 April 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.