Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills
Park and Garden
Welcome to the Bendigo Botanic Gardens, one of regional Victoria’s earliest botanic gardens. Established in 1857, the Bendigo Botanic Gardens is 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 Garden is Bendigo’s first public gardens and was included on the Victorian Heritage Register in 2001 due to it's 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 is a very popular destination for both local residents and visitors alike. The Garden provides an excellent place for family get togethers, picnics, BBQ's and celebrations and is 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 is located on the south side of the Heritage Garden and 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.
The Garden is open from 7:30am to 6pm and 7:30am to 9pm (Daylight Savings Time)