U3A Course

Geelong Botanic Gardens – a local treasure

Do you know your Gardens?  Geelong Botanic Gardens are one of the oldest botanic gardens in Australia.  Learn about its history, special collections, remarkable trees and the people who have made it all happen.  Each session includes a guided walk designed to focus on the study topic.  

This course is being coordinated by our members who are the Volunteer Guides at the Geelong Botanic Gardens. More Details

Geelong Botanic Gardens – a local treasure is a 7-session course on Monday mornings from February 5th to March 26th.  The sessions are taken by 8 of the current guides and each session includes a guided walk in the Gardens to focus on the topic of the class.  These include: an Orientation session; History of the Gardens; the 21st Century Garden; Plants and Climate; Botany and Evolution; Special Collections – the salvias and pelargoniums; Stormwater harvesting and irrigation; Trees - including the heritage trees; Eastern Park carriageways, history and plantings.  

 

The 2018 Course begins Monday 5 February and finsihes Monday 26 March.

Each session is 10.00 am - 12.00 noon and includes morning tea.

The course has run very successfully in 2016 and 2017 with many participants joining the Friends and several continuing and training to become Volunteer Guides at the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

If you are interested, please contact U3A:

   www.u3ageelong.org.au           phone  5244 5114   

   Office hours    Monday - Friday  9.30 am -12.30 pm.  

In 2016 and 2017, this course filled very quickly