Geelong Botanic Gardens - Go Beyond Melbourne


Key Features: Gardens, Wildlife & Nature

Corner Podbury and Eastern Park Drives, Eastern Park. Geelong VIC 3220

+61 3 5272 4379

Opening Hours

Normal hours: 8am-5pm

Daylight saving hours: 8am-7pm

Teahouse: 11am-3pm

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula

For more than 150 years the Geelong Botanic Gardens have provided a sanctuary of green space in the centre of the city.

Nestled in Eastern Park a short stroll from the CBD and Waterfront Precincts, the gardens feature extensive plantings of native and exotic plants, expansive lawns and impressive trees – 36 of which are listed on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees.

There’s a rose garden lawn, large pelargonium display and fernery area. Since their beginning in 1851 the gardens have become home to some significant heritage assets too, with buildings, sculptures and fountains dating back to the 1800s. The original tiny Geelong customs house building from 1838 responsible for all goods in and out of the port is located in the garden.

The garden was extended in 2002 to include the 21st Century Garden at the entrance, an area dedicated to drought tolerant and low-water plants.

There is a teahouse on site that’s perfect for a drink, snack or light lunch while enjoying the tranquil surrounds. Stimulate the senses with the colours and scents of the amazing plant collection as you explore this renowned regional garden.


  • On site tea house cafe
  • 21st century garden
  • Heritage gardens and structures
  • Tours and education programs


  • Everyone is welcome


  • Guides can be provided via the Friends of the Botanic Gardens
  • Bus parking is available
  • Functions available
  • Group catering can be arranged