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The Ballarat Begonia Festival is an innovative garden-based horticultural festival that showcases our city’s natural assets including our unique and rare collection of Begonias.

Established in 1953, the Ballarat Begonia Festival is an innovative garden-based horticultural event that showcases Ballarat’s natural assets including its unique and rare collections of begonias. For 10 months of the year, the City of Ballarat’s horticultural team has grown and nurtured thousands of begonias in over 500 varieties. The impressive collection is the rarest in the Southern hemisphere. The annual event is held in March and represents an authentic part of Ballarat’s story. It is one of Ballarat’s largest events drawing thousands of visitors to the city.

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1953: The opening of the first Begonia Festival in Ballarat 1954: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visits the Festival 1953-1993: Ballarat…

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Begonias have been synonymous with Ballarat since the late 1800’s and to this day we still celebrate this…

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