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Blooming 9 - 11 March

Ballarat Botanical Gardens | 10am - 5pm daily

Festival Highlights

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Hannah Moloney

Hannah Moloney is best known for her work in permaculture and as a presenter on ABC’s Gardening Australia,…

09 Mar - 10 Mar

10:00am - 5:00pm

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These Things by SWAY

Mark your calendars and be prepared to be enchanted at the heart of Ballarat’s own 2024 Begonia Festival,…

09 Mar - 11 Mar

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Paul West

Paul West is an Australian chef and television presenter most well-known for River Cottage Australia. West was born…

09 Mar - 11 Mar

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Begonia Display

The 2024 Begonia Display has been designed and installed by the Ballarat Botanical Gardens Nursery team. The theme…

09 Mar - 11 Mar

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Courtney Roulston

Courtney Roulston first rose to fame after finishing as a finalist in Series 2 of MasterChef Australia 2010.…

11 Mar

10:00am - 5:00pm

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PowerFM Ballarat Begonia Festival Parade

The PowerFM Parade is back once again at the Ballarat Begonia Festival. Commencing at the Ballarat Tramway Museum,…

11 Mar

11:00am - 12:00pm

Festival Program

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The 2024 program welcomes new events and performances set to bring wonder and awe to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. 

Discover the origins

As early as the 1890’s the Ballarat Botanical Gardens has featured a collection of tuberous begonias. Tubers were imported from the famous English nursery Blackmore and Langdon, now a fourth-generation family nursery, in 1901 entering our collection via the onsite nursery quarantine facility.

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