National Parks / Natural World
Geelong Botanic Gardens Geelong
Where is it at?
Geelong Botanic Gardens
Cnr Podbury and Eastern Park Drives
Within Eastern Park
Tel: 61 3 5272 4379
Where are we going today?
Nature is such a great way to spend your family day out, and if you're in Geelong, you don't even need to leave the city!
Geelong Botanic Gardens is filled with nature, plants and colourful flowers which the kids always love.
The Geelong Botanic Gardens are important, because first and foremost they conserve plants from all around the world. They have actually been looking after plants and giving families a great time for the last 150 years - that's a lot of family fun!
If you love history, then that's even better, because the gardens are actually on the register of the National Estate because they are an incredible example of 19th century Victorian Botanic Gardens.
Families, the Geelong Botanic Gardens LOVE having you there too, which is why they have a host of family activities during the School Holidays. They have themed programs that highlight plants and their stories, with discovery trails, hands-on activities and lots of learning! They announce the programs themselves just before the holidays start.
Of course, if you're there for gardens, you have plenty to choose from! There are also lovely areas to stroll through.
There is a beautiful Rose Garden Lawn, as well as a Conservatory. The Forgotten Garden is always an experience, and there is a Temperate Garden too.
Kids will have a great sensory experience with all the scents and the colours too!
Get back to nature in Geelong with this great garden experience.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
7:30am - 7pm daylight saving hours / 8am - 5pm all other times
All year round.
They have an extensive range of programs suitable for various year groups, so check them out and arrange your day out of the classroom! .
There is a teahouse where you can get drinks, snack and lunch.
There are healthy options at the Teahouse.
Any Top Tips?
Don't forget hat and sunscreen if you visit on those hot days. .
Doing our bit
The gardens conserve a range of plant species from across the globe, so we can continue to appreciate all forms of nature.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs just give them a call to see how they can help you .
During the warmer months the teahouse hours may be extended.
What people are saying?
by Teonie Timms
I love visiting the botanical gardens all the time. Every season the gardens are different as new plants flower and grow. It is a beautiful place to stroll around on the many winding paths, or to sit quietly in the sun or the shade to think, appreciate the scenery or to chat with a friend.
by Inessa Horoshilova
It is Beutifu Land l.... Thanks the Lord I am already there, thank You Jesus and i will stay in Australia in the Jesus Name
by L MC
by Melissa Bell