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Phillips Botanical Gardens

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Bordered by Inkerman, Napier and Alma Streets, Maryborough VIC 3465

Features

  • Toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Shade
  • Rubbish bins
  • Ducks
  • Walking path with information signs
  • Adjacent to supermarket, library, and visitor information centre
Phillips Botanical Gardens was first planted in the 1870s, and was later named in honor of Henry Neville Phillips, the town clerk. It was created on an old mining site, and holes up to 10ft deep and 50ft square had to be filled in before planting could commence.

The park features a small lake, a wetland area, grassed areas, and many interesting tree species.

There are ducks as well as several other bird species, and growling grass frogs can often be heard.

A walking track circles the small lake and features educational signs at various points along the way.

There is an IGA supermarket right next door - the deli does hot food around lunch time (hot chickens, roast meats, lasagne, vegetables, etc) which is great for picnics in the gardens.

Picnic tables, shade, toilets and rubbish bins are available.

This is a great spot for feeding the ducks with children. Please note that feeding ducks bread is detrimental to their health, try some of these more appropriate alternatives:

  • Corn (canned, frozen or fresh)
  • Duck pellets (sold online and at pet stores)
  • Lettuce, other greens (torn into small pieces)
  • Frozen peas (defrosted)
  • Oats (rolled or instant)
  • Seeds (including birdseed or other varieties)
 



 

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