2020 Program

January 2020

6 Monday, Office reopens 10.00 am

11 - 12 Saturday - Sunday, Botanic Art Master Class with John Pastoriza-Piñol 'The Anatomy Of Flowers: After Authur Harry Church'

25 Saturday, Summer Plant Sale, 9.00 am to 2.00 pm, Friend's Nursery at rear of Gardens

February 2020

5 Wednesday, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, Sogetsu Ikebana Demonstration with Christopher James

24 Monday, 5.30 pm, Guest Speaker Dr Fred Cahir, Historian, Federation University 'Aboriginal Fire and Agriculture in 19th Century Victoria: The Invader's Perspectives'

March 2020

Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong, hosted by RGYC

  • 29 Sunday, 2.00 pm, Guided Walk 'Banks, Solander and the voyage of the Endeavour' 

Geelong Design Week activities:

  • 25 Wednesday 11.00 am Guided Walk 'Designed for the 21st Century' CANCELLED
  • 29 Sunday, 1.00 pm, Guided Walk 'A Clever and Creative Solution for Stormwater at Geelong Botanic Gardens'CANCELLED
  • 29 Sunday, 2.00 pm, Guided Walk 'Designed for the 21st Century' CANCELLED

28 - 29 Saturday and Sunday, Autumn Plant Sale CANCELLED

April 2020

3 Friday, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Bus Trip to Newbury, Daylesford and Blackwood CANCELLED

The Friends’ Office will be closed on Good Friday 10 April and Easter Monday 13 April

May 2020

National Volunteer Week

  • 20 Wednesday, 12.30 pm, Friends' Volunteers Luncheon with Guest Speaker CANCELLED

31 Sunday, National Botanic Gardens Day 2020 BGANZ.  Geelong Botanic Gardens


June 2020

22 Monday. Winter Luncheon at Truffleduck with Guest Speaker CANCELLED

30 Tuesday, Membership Renewals Due

July 2020

25 - 26  Saturday and Sunday, Winter Plant Sale CANCELLED

27 Monday.  Cooking Workshop, ‘Winter Stews’ with Gwen Anderson CANCELLED

August 2020

31 Monday. Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker TBC

September 2020

22 Tuesday.  Movie Night at St Mary's. ‘2040’ Supper at 5.30 pm for 6.15 pm start.

October 2020

29 Thursday, Seniors Week - Morning Tea and Guided Walks

24 - 25 Saturday and Sunday, Spring Plant Sale

November 2020

9 Monday.  Self Drive Tour - Historic Houses and Gardens of Geelong, with Friends' Plant Sale and afternoon tea.    

27 Friday. Christmas Drinks and Opening of the Friends' Christmas Botanical Art and Merchandise Sale

28 - 29 - Saturday and Sunday, Friends' Christmas Botanical Art and Merchandise Sale

December 2020