Historic gardens with a beautiful range of significant trees, walking paths and award-winning children's playground.
The Castlemaine Botanical Gardens area was set aside in 1860, making it one of the earliest of Victoria's many botanic gardens. By 1863, work had started to transform a typical gold mining landscape into an area suitable for creating the botanical gardens. Philip Doran was appointed the first curator of the gardens and he was there for 47 years, suggesting that he was the designer of the garden. On at least 12 occasions, plants and seeds were received from the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, usually directly from the renowned botanist, Baron von Mueller. Plants also came from the Sydney and Geelong Botanic Gardens.
Buda Historic Home and Garden42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine Victoria 3450, Australia
A visit to Buda gives a unique insight into late nineteenth and early twentieth century living during an integral era in Australia’s history. Displayed are the original fittings and furnishings, domes...
Castlemaine Art Museum14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450
The Gallery specialises in Australian Art, with its particular strength in major works of the late 1800s, the Golden Period of Australian painting, and the Edwardian era. Traditional landscape paintin...