Botanical Gardens and Nature Based Play Space

Botanical Gardens and Nature Based Play Space

Through the years the Warrnambool Gardens have remained an important part of the life of the city.

Step into a world of natural beauty and historical charm at the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens. Established in 1866, these gardens have a rich heritage that’s waiting to be explored.

Take a stroll through lush greenery and winding paths, just as visitors have done for generations. The gardens owe much of their early development to passionate individuals like Charles Scoborio and Ferdinand von Mueller, whose dedication has shaped this picturesque landscape.

In 1877, renowned landscape architect William Guilfoyle was commissioned to design the layout, and his vision of expansive lawns and meandering pathways still captivates visitors today. You’ll find yourself immersed in a blend of Victorian elegance and natural splendor.

Fast forward to the present, and the gardens continue to evolve. The recent addition of a nature-based play space adds a new dimension to the experience, where children can interact with plants and heritage in a fun and educational way. Clamber over modern interpretations of Victorian follies, or marvel at the dramatic foliage inspired by the garden’s design themes.

Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat, a glimpse into history, or a place for family fun, the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens has something for everyone. Come and discover the beauty and tranquillity that awaits amidst this living testament to nature’s wonders.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.