2017 Program

JANUARY 2017

3 Tuesday, Friends’ Office re-opens

13-16 Friday, Monday Botanical Art Workshop Enlarged Flower Portraits #1

19-22 Thursday, Sunday Botanical Art Workshop Enlarged Flower Portraits (repeat)

30 Monday, Term One commences

 

FEBRUARY 2017

6 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

6 Monday, Committee Meeting

12 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Cabbage and Jelly: a garden rich in palms’

13 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

19 Sunday, Discovery Table

20 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

20 Monday, Film Night A Little Chaos

27 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

 

MARCH 2017

6 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

6 Monday, Committee Meeting

12 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Treasures of the Collections’

19 Sunday, Discovery Table

20 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

27 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

25-26 Saturday and Sunday, Autumn Plant Sale

29 Wednesday, Big Play Day @ Geelong Botanic Gardens

31 Friday, Term One ends

 

APRIL 2017

3 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

6 Thursday, Bus Trip: Shepparton

7 Friday, Committee Meeting

8-9 Saturday and Sunday, Botanical Art Workshop Botanic Art Workshop for Beginners

9 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Vital Veggies – Healthy Herbs’

16 Sunday, Discovery Table

18 Tuesday, Term Two commences

23 Sunday, Celebration to mark the Reopening of Ladies Kiosk

 

MAY 2017

5 Friday, Committee Meeting

8-14 .....Volunteer Week Lunch TBC

14 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Walk the Eastern Park’

21 Sunday, Discovery Table

29 Monday, Guest Speaker: Mardi Townsend TBC

 

JUNE 2017

9 Friday, Committee Meeting

......Film Night at the Pivotoniun TBC

18 Sunday, Discovery Table

25 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Conservatory Cuisine – Coconut + Vanilla + Chocolate=Lamingtons’

30 Friday, Term Two end

JULY 2017

1 Membership Renewals Due

7 Friday, Committee Meeting

7 Friday, Train Trip: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Nursery

9 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘How far can a Mango go?’

16 Sunday, Discovery Table

17 Monday, Term Three commences

29-30 Saturday and Sunday, Winter Plant Sale

 

AUGUST 2017

4 Friday, Committee Meeting

.... Winter Luncheon at the Yacht Club TBC

13 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Useful, Beautiful, Weed or all three?’

20 Sunday, Discovery Table

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 8 Friday, Committee Meeting

10 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘What’s New at the GBG? Seeds, Hedges and History’

11 Monday, Bus Trip: Castlemaine to Munro Court, Buda and Botanic Gardens TBC

17 Sunday, Discovery Table

21 Thursday, Spring Stroll in GBG TBC

22 Friday, Term Three ends

 

OCTOBER 2017

6 Friday, Committee Meeting

8 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Remarkable Trees and Shrubs of the Australian Border’

9 Monday, Term Four commences

1-31 Botanical Art Exhibition ‘Inspired by Nature 5’ @ Wintergarden

15 Sunday, Discovery Table

.... Guest Speaker:  John Pastoriza-Pinol @ exhibition  TBC

28-29Saturday and Sunday, Spring Plant Sale

 

NOVEMBER  2017

10 Friday, Committee Meeting

12 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Fern Fever’

19 Sunday, Discovery Table

..... Garden Tour:  Through the Garden Gates TBC

 

DECEMBER 2017

1 Friday, Christmas Drinks and Botanical Art Exhibition Opening

2-3 Saturday and Sunday, Botanical Art Exhibition

8 Friday, Committee Meeting

10 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Christmas – Treats, Trees and Traditions’

17 Sunday, Discovery Table

20 Wednesday, Friends’ Office closes

22 Friday, Term Four ends