Historical information

"Within six years of its first land sales in 1852, founder members had challenged council over horticultural decisions and Ballarat's main thoroughfare contained fences squares, trees and flower beds. The major works that projected the Garden City image were the street plantings, parks and botanical gardens ..." Reference: Michael Taffe, Growing a garden City: Ballarat Horticultural Society 1859-2009, BHS Publishing, 2014, p. 10.

Significance

This postcard shows how the botanical gardens in Ballarat, famous for being a Garden City.

Physical description

Coloured postcard

Inscriptions & markings

Forest Scene, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat printed in red at bottom of card. Elaine 30-11-08 handwritten in black ink underneath.