Rosalind Park – Bendigo

Rosalind Park was the site of the Government Camp of the 1850s and so became the focus of public life and administration. Prior to 1851 the area we now call Rosalind Park was a grassy woodland with large River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) lining the Bendigo Creek that was a chain of deep permanent fresh water pools. The creek would have been an important source of food and water for the Dja Dja Wrung people who lived in this area. The park comprises 60 acres of grassy open spaces.

Accessible Toilets are located in Park Rd opposite the Conservatory Gardens and behind the Post Office Gallery off Sidney Myer Place.

The Conservatory Garden is known for its bulbs. The garden is flat and can be traversed via a fine hard packed gravel path to the conservatory building or across the lawns which have a hard underlying surface. The conservatory building has wide accessible paths through it and large double door entry.

Across the Bendigo Creek, the garden is flat and traversed by a series of wide asphalt paths. The fern garden has gravel paths with an accessible route. Some of the paths or not step free. Parts of the Fern Garden can be muddy and wet.

The paths to the Poppet Head from the garden are steep. To revisit the Poppet Head it is best to park behind the Bendigo Art Gallery of Goal Road.

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