Guided Walks

Self-Guided Walks   

Take a walk along the wheelchair-friendly wide pathways, or meander off into one of the side tracks and explore further. Look out for the interpretive signs or pick up maps and brochures from our visitor information centre to assist with your wanderings.

Heritage Tree Guide

Take a self-guided tour of the 32 significant trees that are located around the heritage section of the Botanic Gardens. The Friends have produced an easy-to-follow guide, which will direct you to the trees and has interesting tree facts included.


Guided Walks 

How to book?

Bookings are made through The Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens.

Address: 71 Napoleon Crescent, White Hills

Who conducts the guided walks?

Guided walks in the Botanic Gardens are conducted by the Friends’ Guides, and when needed, with the assistance of gardens staff. 

Duration, Access, and Cost

Generally, each tour will be 45 minutes to an hour and will suit all pedestrian capabilities.

The cost of the guided tours is a gold coin donation.


Some of the tours available

Introduction to and Discovery of the Gardens

A one-hour tour that highlights the key points of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens from 1857- to present times.  A general tour that covers all areas.

Meet at the Sam Gadd Centre.

Garden for the Future

This tour focuses on the key design elements and concepts of our 21st-century garden.  Exploring a climate-matched garden for Bendigo’s current temperatures and the predicted future climate change.  Duration 45 minutes.  Meet at the stage in Garden For The Future.

Heritage Garden

A 45 minute tour exploring our Heritage-listed Gold-influenced garden.  Looking at the monuments, the gardens the water features, and the trees.


Learning to be a Garden Guide 

Garden Guides play an important role in enhancing the experience of visitors to the gardens by learning about the early history of their development, the characteristics of some of the unique plants, the special features, and the future plans.