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Horsham Botanic Gardens



Designed by William Guilfoyle in the 1870s this was originally a reserve of 37 acres, but only eight acres remained by 1982. Clubs and individuals have donated trees and shrubs over the years and several thousand thrive in this peaceful haven. There is a children's playground and picnic facilities amongst trees, lawn areas, rose gardens and floral displays beside the Wimmera River.

Review:


A lovely spot to visit. The Gardens are divided into walks and common areas e.g. big desert collection, Tasmania Garden, South Africa Collection. There are labels on the trees and plenty of information boards for added interest. There are nice shaded tables and toilets and an excellent playground at the eastern end.

There is a steel and stone sculpture by Ben Gilbert which is an allegory of the intimate relationship between water, trees and sustainable land use. In the playground is a wooden sculpture, Bunyip, by artist Kevin Gilders who was commissioned to carve two sculptures out of an old sugar gum which had to be removed from the gardens for safety reasons.

Access for Dogs:


No pets are permitted in the gardens.

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Eastgate Drive,  Horsham 3400, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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Map: X920 Ref: B9



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