Ballarat Begonia Festival returns to the region for 2022 

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Ballarat Begonia Festival returns to the region for 2022 

The Ballarat Begonia Festival returns, blooming with 10 days of immersive installations, creative displays, live music and more

Ballarat is set to bloom once again as the City of Ballarat delivers its 70th immersive Ballarat Begonia Festival. Across 10 days, the festival will deliver a prolific program of immersive installations, creative displays and more from Friday 11 March to Sunday 20 March 2022.  

Taking over the city’s botanical gardens, the CBD, and Ballarat parks, the free garden-based event in the heart of Victoria’s Goldfields region will embrace the city’s creative community and showcase its signature collection of rare begonias with an exciting new program taking place across the town centre and garden precincts. 

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The city’s 150-year-old Ballarat Botanical Gardens will serve as the event’s main location with a spectacular floral display of 700 rare begonias at the Robert Clark Conservatory. It is breathtakingly beautiful and a must-see for your festival itinerary. For those with a real green thumb, an audio tour will also be available to listen to while viewing the floral extravaganza that will highlight the history of Ballarat’s gardens and begonias.

Colourful installations will also fill the gardens and Ballarat CBD with the event’s illuminated swan and floral clock returning. Alongside vibrant flower displays, festival-goers can also expect farmers’ markets, live music, kids’ activities, and roving performers.  A highlight will of course be the Begonia Parade on March 14, and of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without a selection of Ballarat’s culniary delights on show so expect to indulge in some of the best from local establishments throughout the festival.

The full Ballarat Begonia Festival program will be available in February 2022.

Go on, save the date and prepare to surround yourself with flowers, food and fun times at the Ballarat Begonia Festival.

Ballarat Begonia Festival will take over Ballarat Botanical Gardens from Friday, March 11 2022 – Sunday, March 20 2022. Visit the website for more information.