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We had our wedding under the elm tree and it was perfect. The weather played a big part as it was... read more

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A cool spot for a picnic on New Year's Day

A well kept lawn with plenty of shade and an enjoyable picnic lunch makes this place special. A... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Geoff S
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Nestled by the sea, complete with rare trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental lake amongst its many attractions, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, opened in 1860, is a peaceful place to enjoy a picnic, stroll the intricate...more
Corner of Osborne and Giffard Streets, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
+61 3 9932 1000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant oasis in town, lots of shade from well groomed trees, benches to rest weary feet and pleasant walkways through the park. There is also a children’s play area and washroom.

3  Thank EnglishCanadian
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The williamstown botanic gardens are a bit of a misnomer. There are nicely kept lawns that provide a good venue for weddings, but the plantings lack imagination. A botanic gardens should showcase the plant world and there's no effort to do that at all. Still,...More

1  Thank Craig L
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had our wedding under the elm tree and it was perfect. The weather played a big part as it was quite warm so plenty of shade. Wedding photos look beautiful amongst the gardens and nearby beach and pier! Remember to book area with council.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A well kept lawn with plenty of shade and an enjoyable picnic lunch makes this place special. A walk along the nearby sandy beach tops off a pleasant day.

1  Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are picturesque and close to adjoining parkland's and the fore shore. Great spot for a stroll or a picnic away from the hustle and bustle.

1  Thank Damian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a pleasant morning walking through the gardens. So many things were flowering that I had not seen before and some interesting bird life was visiting. Some toilets are close by through the L A Parker Reserve

1  Thank platypus150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning spot all year round, lots of lovely places for a picnic, lay on the sun or kicking the ball around. I’ve been to a couple of kids parties here and would be a stunning place to get married too.

1  Thank Janine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How Beautiful! A lovely spot to take the rug or the chair & sit or lie down, read a book or meditate. Well done to the local Council who take good care of it. Some interesting plants & flowers you don't see everyday, too. Shhh,...More

2  Thank Andi H
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is a very pretty place with peaceful places to sit and relax all around it. The fountains and shaded areas are very tranquil.

3  Thank jimmywallace
Reviewed 28 August 2018

While a small Garden, I have visited many around the world and this is my favourite - some of the trees seem as tall as the park is wide, and the undulating paths lead to multiple areas of privacy and intimacy, in an incredibly well...More

2  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My husband and I were married here and it was magical. A must location for any wedding. The gardens were stunning and is reflected in all of our photot.

Thank HannahL1089
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is lovely garden to wander through in every season. Fantastic for picnics with the family as just a romantic stroll around the various paths. It also has a small pond with a fountain, which is well maintained. Something for everyone whether you're a local...More

1  Thank Cheryl B
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14 August 2018|
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Response from wesso3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of room to have a pinic on the vast available lawn space
4 April 2017|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
It is free to enter. Have a picnic or just relax and enjoy the garden.