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Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage

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Published August 21st 2012
Hidden treasures in historic gardens
Open sign
Look out for this sign directing you to the Craft Cottage


The Adam Linsday Gordon Craft Cottage is home to a variety of colourful gifts and souvenirs. Named after the poet and run on the goodwill of volunteers, this cosy building sits in the historic Ballarat Botanical Gardens, on the shore of Lake Wendouree.

With quilting, painted china, embroidery and toys it is obvious that this cottage is much-loved and often visited. Also on sale are carved wooden walking sticks and boot racks, as well as post cards and ornaments.

Scarves
Woolen and silk scarves on display at the Cottage


Adam Lindsay Gordon was a poet and politician – and good looking, as they say! His bust sits outside the cottage with a verse of his inscribed in gold below;

"Question not but live and labour
Till yon goal be won
Helping every feeble neighbour
Seeking help from none"


Adam Lindsay Gordon
The bust of Adam Lindsay Gordon, with gold inscription beneath


Admission to the Craft Cottage is free. More information about the cottage can be found through the Visit Ballarat website.
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Why? Delightful home-made gifts in a scenic garden
When: Open from 10am till 4pm
Where: Located in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, near Lake Wendouree
Cost: Free
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Only opened at selected times during the year.
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