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If you ever want to escape the city of Geelong then the Botanic Gardens is the perfect retreat. Tucked away in a quiet corner near the beach away from the hustle and bustle of town. You will discover a little sanctuary perfect for a stroll, a place to relax and de stress.
The Geelong Botanic Gardens are the fourth oldest in Australia so you can expect some amazingly big trees including a Red Wood at 140 years old. Some are reminiscent of old fairy tales with huge climbing branches and have cute little flowers in the undergrowth, perfect for fairies to hide amongst.
There are many sections to the garden with the fern forest, old world rose garden, Begonia rotunda. The new entrance is boat inspired with metal sculptures, viewing areas and water wise plants is a modern inspiration to the gardens where as the garden down the back is full of old world charm.
Whilst inside the gardens it feels miles from any city however at the front entrance which overlooks Eastern beach and the touristy part of Geelong has a completely different feel with a modern twist of a suburban garden. It's definitely a diverse garden to suit most peoples taste.