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 postponed

18 Sunday, Discovery Table

25 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘History and Heritage: A stroll through the changing times

30 Friday: Committee Meeting 

30 Friday, Term Two ends

JULY 2017

1 Membership Renewals Due

7 Friday, Committee Meeting altered to June 30

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

7 Monday, Winter Luncheon at the Yacht Club

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

20 Sunday, Discovery Table

28 Monday, Annual General Meeting

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 8 Friday, Committee Meeting

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

17 Sunday, Discovery Table

21 Thursday, Spring Stroll in GBG TBC

22 Friday, Term Three ends

28 Thursday, Bus Trip: Castlemaine - Munro Court, Buda and Castlemaine Botanic Gardens 

29 Friday, Inspired by Nature 5 Botanical Art Exhibition opens @ Wintergarden

 

OCTOBER 2017

September 29 - October 31 Botanical Art Exhibition ‘Inspired by Nature 5’ @ Wintergarden
1 Sunday, Exhibition Opening with Jason Smith
14 Saturday, Floor Talk with John Pastoriza-Pinol

6 Friday, Committee Meeting

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

9 Monday, Term Four commences

15 Sunday, Discovery Table

28-29 Saturday and Sunday, Spring Plant Sale

 

NOVEMBER  2017

6 Monday,  Through the Garden Gates 

10 Friday, Committee Meeting

12 Sunday, Discovery Walk 'Fern Fever'

19 Sunday, Discovery Table

 

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