Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Castlemaine’s Botanical Gardens are the perfect place for a family picnic, romantic walk around the lake or invigorating morning run. Home to an impressive collection of established native and exotic ...Read More
Located opposite The Mill precinct is the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens. This tranquil space has good access throughout with the paths being level and wide with a hard compacted fine gravel surface.
The fountain has a gently sloping ramped access from the path parallel to Downes Road. There are two car parks in Downes road that each has two designated disabled parking bays. Both bays require wheelchair users to enter the traffic flow to access the curb cuts into the park. There is a bridge from Doran Ave over the river that, while step free, has a steep incline ramp into the park. At both car park locations, there are good accessible toilet facilities.
Seats are located at strategic intervals along all of the paths. Access to the Tearooms is via a ramped double door entry at the Mill end of the building. The rotunda in the park is fully ramped.
The playground is well laid out with rubberised pathways giving good access to all of the play equipment. At the playground, there is an undercover picnic facility that contains one accessible picnic table. The playground also contains an accessible drinking fountain. The grass areas of the park have an underlying hard surface giving easy access to the lake and rotunda.
Power points for electrical recharge of power wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available at the playground barbecues and the rotunda.
Mount Alexander Shire Council acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land comprising the Mount Alexander Shire Council area.
We pay respect to their Elders both past, present, and emerging.