Floral Frame Trail

Follow the Floral Frame Trail and explore Ballarat’s best natural spaces. Each coloured frame has been creatively dressed by local Ballarat artists in collaboration with many locals and supporters. Featuring 5 frames in our City’s finest parks and gardens precincts and one at the Bridge Mall, gather your family and friends and grab a picnic for a great day perusing our blooming landscape through the Floral Frames.

Date

Feb 16 2021

Time

All of the day

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Developed from 1858, Ballarat Botanical Gardens are one of Victoria’s most significant regional botanic gardens, retaining a gardenesque style characterised by mature trees, bedding plants, statuary and historic and contemporary architecture.

Frame Artist: Heather Horrocks

The green frame features a nature-based theme with spider webs and little critters!

Lake Wendouree, near Piper’s

Considered by many as the heart of Ballarat, Lake Wendouree is the perfect place for panoramic views and contemplation. Looking through the Floral Frame here will offer views of the iconic boatsheds and the city centre in the background, with Mount Warrenheip and Mount Buninyong further in the distance.

Frame Artist: Pauline O’Shannessy Dowling

The purple frame will host vibrant and abstract landscapes, using floral and leaf motifs, reflecting the colourful ambience of the Ballarat Begonia Festival and the green corridors that make up our city.

Bridge Mall

One of Ballarat’s central shopping precincts, home to large retail shops and boutiques, you will be sure to find something special. Treat yourself to lunch or a coffee and don’t forget to take a picture of the Floral Frame looking west up to the heritage buildings of Sturt Street.



Frame Artist: Tas Wansbrough

The red frame provides a big Thank You message to all health workers, particularly throughout the pandemic.

Eureka Gardens

The Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens in Ballarat East commemorate one of Australia’s most defining historical events – the Eureka Stockade Rebellion of December 3, 1854. The park features a playground and barbecues and is a lovely place to picnic with sweeping green lawns, scenic lake and a walking track.

Frame Artist: Heather Horrocks

The blue frame tells a tale of history and healing.

Kirks Reservoir

Kirks Reservoir is one of Central Highlands Water’s most picturesque parks, covering 25 acres centred around the reservoir. With more than 500 trees, the lower half of Kirks Reservoir features a sprawling manicured garden and a neatly kept lawn area. Other facilities include gas barbecues and an Outdoor Education Centre.

Frame Artist: Pauline O’Shannessy Dowling

The yellow frame will host vibrant and abstract landscapes, using floral and leaf motifs, reflecting the colourful ambience of the Ballarat Begonia Festival and the green corridors that make up our city.

Buninyong Botanic Gardens

The Buninyong Botanic Gardens are amongst the oldest in Victoria, established in the 1860’s and designed by the then Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller.

Featuring a playground, barbecues and a variety of exotic specimen trees and shrubs, the gardens also contains a historic rotunda (1901) dedicated to Queen Victoria and an ornamental lake known as the Gong that is home to many fish and waterbirds.

Frame Artist: Tas Wansbrough

The pink frame will be transformed into a white floral wonderland.

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