Eastern Park- Geelong
open every day
Back in 1851 about 81 hectares of land was set aside for the Geelong Botanical Gardens. But with the harsh dry summer conditions it became impractical to develop a huge area of the reserve into our Botanical Gardens.
Over time an area of around 2 hectares was developed and later grew to around double that.
The Geelong Botanical Gardens are located in Eastern Park to the east of the city centre.
The Gardens are open daily from 7:30 to 5pm weekdays, staying open to 7:30 on Weekends where they are a favourite setting for wedding photography and picnics.
The gardens house many rare and exotic plants including giant palms which were planted over 140 years ago.
Many sculptures and works or art are housed throughout the gardens, including the famous Eastern Beach Cranes which were replaced with replicas and displayed at a more secure location within the confines of the gardens.
Guided tours are conducted on regular basis and special themed tours are also held. For further information please call the "Friends of the Gardens" on 03 5222 6053.