Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Williamstown Botanic Gardens Palm Walk

Nestled by the sea, complete with rare and significant trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental pond among its many attractions, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, opened in 1860, provides a peaceful setting in which to enjoy a picnic, take a stroll along the intricate pathways or just relax and daydream on the cool green lawns.

An easy 10 minute walk from the ferry service in Commonwealth Reserve and just a few minutes from the Williamstown Beach Railway Station, the gardens have good accessibility with firm gravel paths and facilities nearby.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens are one of Victoria’s first public gardens and are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register as significant for their historical, aesthetic, scientific (horticultural) and social significance to the state of Victoria. They are also listed on the National Register and classified by The National Trust of Australia (Vic.)

For more images of the gardens please visit the Williamstown Botanic Gardens Flickr page.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens Pinetum

Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens

The Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens (FOWBG) is a community-based, volunteer organisation that encourages participation and appreciation of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens by advocating, supporting and representing the interests of the garden across the community and wider area of Hobsons Bay. New members are very welcome to join. 

The aims of the Friends are to:

Encourage and support conservation, development, wellbeing and public appreciation of Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Represent the interests of the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens throughout Hobsons Bay and the wider community

Advocate sustainability and long term development of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Support the work of Hobsons Bay City Council in maintaining these gardens.

Visit their website at www.friendsofwilliamstownbotanicgardens.net

Voicing our Gardens Photo Album


Growing up in the Grounds of Williamstown Botanic Gardens


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