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Blooming March 2024

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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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Grow a begonia

The City of Ballarat horticultural team tend to our Begonias for 10 months of the year. Here is a little bit about what they do to keep our famous begonias at their finest for the Ballarat Begonia Festival.

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