Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Contact Name: Crafts Council of Ballarat

Contact Phone Number: 03 5334 2005

Contact Email:

Venue Street Address: Ballarat Botanical Gardens Wendouree Pde

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? No

Description of Venue: The historic cottage is the home of the Crafts Council of Ballarat exhibiting hand made wares by local artists and artisans.

We invite you to visit

Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage

featuring an extensive variety of selected local craftwork by members of the Crafts Council of Ballarat

located in the lush Ballarat Botanical Gardens near Lake Wendouree

Open from 10am till 4pm

Daily Spring, Summer, Autumn a

Weekends and School Holidays in Winter

Admission is Free

ph 5334 2005

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Craftwork includes:

Calligraphy, Clothing, Jewellery, Painting, Photography, Quilting, Woodwork, Cards, China Painting, Silk Scarves, Ceramics, Embroidery, Leadlight, Spinning and Weaving – plus so much more...


The cottage stood in the gardens for many years, but during the 1980s fell into disrepair. In the early 1990s, the Ballarat Ys-Men undertook a restoration programme, using donated materials from local businesses.

In March of 1992, the Ballarat Crafts Council opened the cottage as an outlet for locally produced crafts. This venture is staffed by volunteers and allows members of the Crafts Council to sell their products. All profits go to the running of the cottage.

To learn more about the cottage history, please visit us online on

Types of events which are run/held: Displays in the Cottage are continuously changing, according to the seasons and type of artisans currently members of the Crafts Council of Ballarat.

Distance from Melbourne: 110km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? Free Entry
10am -4pm 7 days
Winter Hours July, August Sat., Sun. only 10am -4pm
Winter school holidays 10am -4pm 7 days

Extra categories: Gallery