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Portland Botanic Gardens

Portland Botanic Gardens are a beautiful place to visit in Victoria with kids. Enjoy a peaceful stroll and a picnic or BBQ in the Rose Gardens.
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Peaceful gardens with many beautiful flowers
Rose Garden with 300 rose species
Free BBQ and picnic areas
All abilities access with flat paths

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Portland Botanic Gardens are a beautiful place to visit in Victoria with kids. Founded in 1850, it is one of the earliest botanic gardens in Australia. 

Enjoy a peaceful stroll around the Portland Flower Gardens, and admire its myriad of colourful flowers, including 130 species of dahlias. Have a picnic or BBQ in the Portland Rose Gardens, home to 300 varieties of roses. 

To catch the dahlias in full bloom, visit between Christmas and the end of May

Facilities in the Portland Botanic Gardens:

  • BBQ and picnic tables
  • Seating
  • Public toilets

Flat paths ensure access to everyone to appreciate the stunning gardens. Bikes, skateboards and rollerblades are prohibited. 

The only sport allowed in the garden in croquet.  

The gardens are open Monday to Sunday from sunrise to sunset.

Portland Botanic Gardens

Glenelg Shire Council - Glenelg Street, Portland, Great Ocean Road Victoria 3305
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