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Williamstown Botanic Gardens

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Address: Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9932 1000
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Nestled by the sea, complete with rare trees, a formal palm avenue and a...

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 pathways or relax and daydream on the green lawns. A few minutes from the Williamstown Beach Railway Station, the gardens have gravel paths providing good accessibility. Open all year. Beach and facilities nearby. Free.

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A Tranquil Walk

Williamstown Botanic Gardens has a lovely peaceful atmosphere whether to walk around and see the water fountain, interesting plants or just sit and read a book

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Williamstown Botanic Gardens has a lovely peaceful atmosphere whether to walk around and see the water fountain, interesting plants or just sit and read a book

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant and well maintained garden with lots of good seating for a picnic lunch. Easy access from seafront or town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Williamstown Botanic gardens is a shady, grassy and fragrant oasis in the middle of Williamstown, with the fresh breeze of the bay blowing through the incredible elm trees. Great for a picnic with the family on a summers day and get fish and chips or ice cream from the Rotunda down nearly Willy Beach, you really can't beat a... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located on the Esplanade with a view of Port Phillip Bay and Williamstown Beach these gardens are pleasant on a nice sunny day and worth a visit but not worth visiting just for the gardens..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is only a rather small garden area but very pretty as it fronts onto the esplanade in Williamstown. Lovely for families and children for a picnic or there are several cafes along the waterfront that you can sit and eat at or buy a takeaway. Parking is free along the back streets although restricted to 2 hours if you... More 

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italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

With manicured lawns and paths, this is a family friendly and well designed area that u feel really peaceful in. Large enough that people can picnic or have kids running around and u dont feel cramped. Beautiful space in nature, we saw a shakespeare play there, great setting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Nothing fancy, but a lovely family day out for a picnic. Clean, serene and quiet (near to everything willi has)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Was quite disappointed. It might be due to winter season, could not see any green as shown in the picture. All pretty much dry brown plants and trees!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

My wife and I had our wedding photos shot here many years ago and we have regularly come back to the gardens to enjoy the fantastic plants and setting here. Can get busy in summer and spring!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My daughter was having wedding photos taken in the Gardens so the remainder of us enjoyed canapes and champagne on rented chairs in the gardens. Those who needed toilets had rather a long way to walk.

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