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Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills

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Welcome to the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, one of regional Victoria’s earliest botanic gardens. Established in 1857 the Bendigo Botanic Gardens are almost as old as Bendigo itself with the site appearing on an 1854 plan of the White Hills township just 3 years after gold was first discovered in Bendigo in 1851. The Gardens are Bendigo’s first public gardens and were included on the Victorian Heritage Register in 2001 due to their historical, architectural, scientific, botanical, aesthetic and social significance.

The garden is known for it's eclectic mix of shade trees and lush green turf and are a very popular destination for both local residents and visitors alike.  The Gardens provide an excellent place for family get togethers, picnics, BBQ's and celebrations and are a special and much loved part of Bendigo.

The Heritage Garden forms a picturesque landscape around a central billabong surrounded by various display gardens and plant collections. Garden precincts to visit include the Cottage Garden of the Victorian Goldfields, the Habitat Garden, the Edwardian Garden, the Indigenous Garden, the Northern Victorian Garden as well as the National Lavender Collection, and National Canna Collection gardens. You can also explore and enjoy the Bendigo Botanic Garden Playspace, the bird aviary (open weekdays until 4pm) and the Arch of Triumph (also listed on the Victorian Heritage Register). 

The Garden for the Future opened on April 22nd 2018 and provides a contemporary botanic garden experience to enjoy. It features the Fun and Fantasy Garden, the Around Australia Garden and the Around the World Garden. An events stage and shelter is also available for concerts and other large events.

Visit the garden for fun, relaxation and to spend time with family and friends.

Book a tour, learn about the Bendigo Botanic Garden Master Plan, or join the Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens.





559 Napier Street White Hills 3550

Opening Hours

The Gardens are open from 7:30am to 6pm and 7:30am to 9pm (Daylight Savings Time)

Gardens Map and Visitor Guide

Download or print the Gardens Map and Visitor Guide

Contact Us

Make an enquiry by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling 03 5434 6000.

You can also find us on facebook or find us on instagram.

You can also get involved by contacting the Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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