Colac Botanic Gardens, Colac

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The Colac Botanic Gardens is a regional botanical garden, located at the corner of Fyans and Gellibrand streets, on the shores of Lake Colac in Colac, Victoria, Australia. Land was allocated in 1865, with the garden being established in 1868 by Daniel Bunce, and later remodelled in 1910 by Melbourne Botanical Gardens director William Guilfoyle.
The Colac Botanic garden covers fifteen hectares, and contains over a thousand specimens (more than any other provincial garden in Victoria). The garden hosts variations of trees such as bunya bunya pine, Elia Keightley, Firewheel Tree, Bird Plant. Several trees in the garden have been placed on the Victorian Significant Tree Register.
The gardens are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
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  • Its an interesting garden to visit.. But it needs more care of the lawn and low bushes. Especially the rose arch that had the rose plants bear more rose hips than flowers. Pruning frequently would hav...  more »
  • Beautiful relaxing walk here in the evening at the end of a hot summer's day. Interesting playground was a bonus.  more »
  • Really charming regional botanic garden with some terrifically large specimen trees. Cafe was closed by the time I got to the gardens but it looks really nice will have to pop in for a feed another day.
  • Really nice place to visit and go for a jog. I go there all the time. It also has a playground near the bottom if you have kids. Although it doesn't have enough light during the night. Also don't worry about the horrifying sound that makes you think that there is a monster around the tree, that's just the possums, they're harmless if you don't bother them.

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