The whole garden is impeccably maintained with the wide flat gravel paths meandering throughout. Any slopes are only slight and wheelchairs would have no problem, with the occupants being able to see all that is there.
For 125 years, an unusual feature in the gardens was a sculpture of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Gifted to the people of Camperdown by William Taylor after he immigrated to Australia and settled in the Camperdown area in1876. In 2009, the sculpture was vandalised, removed, restored and now displayed in the Corangamite Shire Civic Centre in Camperdown.
The Robert Burns sculpture before removal. Photo from Kent Watson, Monument Australia.
The gardens are set in an elevated area and on their western side, they overlook two volcanic lakes, Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk. Two extra reasons for visiting the gardens.