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Malmsbury Botanic Gardens



The Malmsbury Botanic Gardens were laid out in 1863. It is one of Victoria’s earliest regional botanic gardens encompassing a wonderful collection of trees and shrubs along with a few surprises from its rich past.

Centred about an ornamental lake, the gardens feature some massive examples of exotic and native trees. A short walk to the back of the gardens gives the best vista to the Malmsbury Viaduct, an incredible feat of stone engineering.

Autumn is a particularly beautiful time of the year to visit, especially in late April / early May when the leaves of the Dutch Elms turn to yellow and contrast vividly with the twigs and dark furrowed bark before falling t carpet the ground below. The Dutch Elms at the front of the lake were planted as a memorial to soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918.

Plant collections include Arbutus (Strawberry Tree), Bunya Bunya (Araucaria bidwillii), Californian Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and Sugar Gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx)

The central focal point of the gardens is the Ornamental Lake with the formed island at its centre. The fountain was built in the 1930’s from bluestone salvaged from a nearby demolished mill. Both the fountain and the lake edges have been restored in recent years and the Dutch Elms planted at the front of the lake were planted as a memorial to soldiers of the first World War, 1914 – 1918.

There is also a fenced playground in the Gardens.

Opening Hours:


Open all year, every day of the year.

Cost:


Free






Address | Contact


Cnr Calder Highway and Ellesmere Place,  Malmsbury 3446, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X909 Ref: E7



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