|The Island, much loved by children and ducks||Autumn's golden carpet beside the old swimming baths|
The Buninyong Botanic Gardens are amongst the best preserved of Victoria’s provincial 19th century botanical gardens. The Buninyong Gardens (incorporating The Gong) possess an impressive collection of pines, conifers and maples. Four specimen maple trees are registered on the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register of Significant Trees. The Gardens have long had an important social and celebrative role in the Buninyong community. They are of historical and environmental significance to the whole state of Victoria and are included on Heritage Victoria’s Register.
The Friend’s vision for 150th anniversary comprises two parts: a) a significant community event to celebrate the anniversary, particularly to honour the far-sighted pioneers who planted such magnificent gardens for us to enjoy today; b) an ambitious plan for a major re-development of The Gong area to compliment and enhance the adjacent historic lower Botanic Gardens.
150th Anniversary Gallery
Cnr. Scott and Inglis Streets, Buninyong. The Gardens cover the blocks bounded by Scott, Inglis, Fisken and Yuille Streets. The Upper and Lower Gardens are separated by an embankment running along Cornish Street.