What's On


Our Volunteer Guides also have many activities to help vistors to discover more about the Gardens - find out more at Walks, Talks and the Gardens.

What's On in May: Read more
  • Monday 29 : guest speaker- mardie Townsend -'The benefits of contact with nature for mental health and well being' 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start.
    Associate Professor Mardie Townsend will give an illustrated talk on the therapeutic value of gardens, nature and her extensive experience in this field. A light supper will be provided. $5 members or $10 non-members. Located in the meeting room at the rear of the Gardens. Read More



  • Sunday 11 : Discovery Walk - History and Heritage : A stroll through the changing times,  2.00 pm.
    Geelong’s Market Square was the pride of the city, a vibrant place featuring fountains, and other classical structures of the period.  By the 1920’s they had all been relocated to  Eastern Park and Botanic Gardens Join a guided walk in the gardens and park and rediscover some of this early history. Cost : Gold coin donation.




Through the Garden Gates
The Friends have held these very popular self-drive garden tours, visiting private gardens in the areas:
  • 2012 - the Bellarine
  • 2013 - the Surf Coast
  • 2014 - Geelong
  • 2015 - the Bellarine
  • 2016 - Golden Plains

In 2016, the tour visited four stunning gardens in the Golden Plains region around Teesdale and Inverleigh. We had not visited these gardens before on a Through the Garden Gates tour; they offered an amazing variety of design, location and purpose.

Afternoon Tea was included in the ticket price - and this was again a delicious event, held at Lullote.  At Lullote, there was a Plant Stall (plants from gardens of Growers and Friends) and Lucky Ticket Prizes.