Geelong Botanic Gardens
The Geelong Botanic Gardens is one of the very few gardens in Victoria that has been continually highly cultivated and well maintained. Within 1km of the city centre and overlooking Corio Bay the gardens lie along a gently sloping gully protected from northerly winds by a tree lined ridge. The temperate climate and an average yearly rainfall of 540 millimetres allows a wide range of plants to be grown.
A feature of the gardens is the majestic trees, many of which are listed on the National Trust Register. Of particular interest is the Ginkgo biloba planted in 1859 and the Jubacea chilensis or Chilean Wine Palm planted in 1869.