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Ballarat Begonia Festival 2016

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The Power FM Begonia Parade, Mon 14 Mar 2016 - 11am to noon
ballarat begonia festival 2016, flowers, market stlals, ballarat botanical gardens, mad hatters tea party, jason hodges, dale vine, alice in wonderland, music, dance, poetry, play, world's largest outdoor LEGO flower, children's craft, gardening activities, entertainment, food
Images courtesy of Ballarat Begonia Festival FB page and website

The Ballarat Begonia Festival is the perfect event for garden lovers. A favourite free family event, it returns to the beautiful Botanical Gardens from 12 to 14 March 2016.

Download the Event Program to make sure you're there for the programs you want to participate in and keep an eye on the Facebook page to stay updated.

The world's largest outdoor LEGO flower returns like a boomerang. One of a kind, this spectacular, awesome flower sculpture is bound to wow you again, along with all the stunning living begonias in the conservatory.

Celebrity gardeners Jason Hodges from Better Home and Gardens and The Block favourite, Dale Vine will be among other gardening specialists handing out a host of gardening tips, DIY advice and demonstrations to make your thumbs even greener.

Hosting a giant Mad Hatter's Tea Party, you'll be invited to immerse yourselves in the magical world of Alice in Wonderland There'll be absurdly delicious high tea, whimsical music, dance and poetry and play, all wrapped up in this magical setting of this classic story.

For the children there'll be craft and gardening activities and other fun stuff like the 'super sandpit', Polyglot's ANTS, BotaniKIDS hanging gardens, FOOST children's cooking, story telling, Twilight Cinema and of course the LEGO trail.

The best of Ballarat's delicious food offerings and 'live' entertainment will ensure that all members of the family are engaged and involved. The website is the best source for all details.

If you'd like to be part of the team as a volunteer at the festival and be in the draw to win High Tea for 4 people at Craigs Royal Hotel, download the volunteer application form to complete, mark it 'Private and Confidential' and forward it to Volunteering/Human Resources, City of Ballarat, PO Box 655, Ballarat 3353 or by email to

For more information or to sign into the information session, please contact Kate Joss on (03) 5320 5675.

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Why? The Ballarat Begonia Festival 2016
When: 12 - 14 March 2016, Labour Day weekend
Where: Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies St N, N Ballarat, VIC
Cost: Free to attend
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It's years since my husband and I have been to the Begonia Festival. The flowers are just amazing and even for people with no interesting in gardening it is well worth seeing them, just for their beauty.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7390) 1348 days ago
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