Botanic gardens in the Macedon Ranges
Kyneton, Malmsbury and Gisborne boast botanic gardens perfect for a leisurely stroll and picnic. The Kyneton and Malmsbury Botanic Gardens are both heritage gardens, with many original cuttings from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.
Kyneton Botanic Garden
September is a lovely time to enjoy a mass display of daffodils in the Kyneton Botanic Garden, particularly on the hillside nearby the children’s adventure playground.
You can also enjoy a peaceful stroll or bike ride under the autumn leaves along Kyneton’s Campaspe River. This beautiful river meanders its way alongside the gardens – follow the Campaspe River Walk and you’ll reach the end of Piper Street where you can shop, eat and drink.
Malmsbury Botanic Garden
When visiting Malmsbury Botanic Garden you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time, with picturesque views of a historic bluestone viaduct. Pick up a pie from the famous Malmsbury Bakery and enjoy lunch on a picnic table under the willow trees.
Tip – time your visits with Kyneton and Malmsbury’s monthly farmers’ markets for a great day out.
Gisborne Botanic Garden
Gisborne Botanic Garden is an excellent destination for family-friendly bike riding. Extend your botanic gardens adventure into the adjacent Jacksons Creek and Sankey Reserves.