The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is situated on the edge of Lake Wendouree and occupies 40 hectares. It is a significant cool climate garden.
There is disabled parking at both ends of the garden in Wendouree Drive. The parking bays at the Nursery Dr end have an extended area behind them making them suitable for rear loading vans.
The terrain is flat making it easily accessible to wheelchair and mobility device users as well as slow walkers. The surface of the paths through the garden is either asphalt or fine hard packed red gravel.
Seating is provided at regular intervals throughout the garden as are wheelchair accessible drinking fountains.
The old conservatory has ramped access with handrails.
The new conservatory has level entry.
Accessible toilets are provided at both ends of the garden adjacent to the disabled parking areas.