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Williamstown Botanic Gardens

These small but exquisite gardens are one of the earliest intact botanic gardens in Victoria. They were officially opened in 1860. The layout was designed by William Bull, a local resident, and the seeds and plants were provided by Baron Ferdinand von Muller, the government botanist, and ‘father’ of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.The imposing iron lacework gates on Osborne Street (built in Glasgow), and the drinking fountain, were added in 1912.You can see the gardens between The Esplanade and Osborne Street.






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