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Portland Botanic Gardens

The Portland Botanic Gardens are a hidden tranquil beauty, established in the 1850s by William Allitt, one of the earliest botanic gardens in Australia. The gardens hold treasure to 300 varieties of roses and 130 varieties of dahlias.

Stroll through the gardens all year round and capture the beauty hidden within, showcasing some rare and important species the Portland Botanic Gardens is home to outstanding species such as the Cordyline Australis, Wigandia Caracasana and Rhus Viminalis.

Enjoy a BBQ or picnic amongst the rose gardens or the native garden beds that include many species that are indigenous to the Glenelg Shire.

The Portland Botanic Gardens are open to the public Monday to Sunday from sunrise to sunset.

-BBQs and picnic tables
-Public Toilets
-Disability access and wheelchair friendly paths
-Links to walking tracks
-Dogs on a leash welcome
-Cable Tram Stop at the front entrance

Portland Botanical Gardens

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