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Blooming March 11 - 13

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens will play host to a spectacular floral display of hundreds of rare begonias at the Robert Clarke Convervatory. Colorful installations will fill the garden with the event's main stage and floral clock returning. Alongside vibrant floral displays, festival-goers can also expect markets, live music, family activities, and roving entertainment. The 2023 program welcomes new events and performances set to bring wonder and awe to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

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Grow your own begonias at home

The City of Ballarat horticultural team tend to our Begonias for 10months 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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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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