Geelong Botanical Gardens

Geelong’s Botanic Gardens, established in 1851, are Victoria’s oldest botanic gardens.

Eastern Hill, on the edge of Corio Bay, was set aside in 1851 as the location for Geelong’s botanic garden. The Wadawurrung (Wathaurong) people had cared for this land for 60,000 years, and it had provided food, medicine, tools and clothing. Near the Gardens, middens provide evidence of a diet rich in plants, seafood and land animals.

The gardens have evolved and developed over time. Today, the Geelong Botanic Gardens occupy seven hectares at the heart of Eastern Park. Unique in layout, they are compact, yet provide  extensive displays of plants and gardens of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries in a pristine environment.

The English landscaping means lush lawns and clipped garden beds. But as design is paramount, a 21st Century Garden blends native garden beds with dramatic design. It contains lots of specimens of Australian trees, such as the boab, which has a trunk that fills with water until it resembles a bottle. Tours of the gardens and self-guided heritage tree walks are available.

Visitor's map for the Geelong Botanic Gardens

The Teahouse Cafe is set in the magnificent Geelong Botanical Gardens. The team is committed to re-energising you with quality homemade food and beverages.
All of the food is produced by P and G Bakery Cafe. The teahouse at the Geelong Botanical Gardens will enhance your experience at the beautiful Geelong Botanical Gardens with quality food and beverages.

For more information visit the City of Greater Geelong website

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