What's On

 

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

What's On this month: Read more
 

MONTHLY DISCOVERY TABLE in the Gardens

Third Sunday of Every Month, 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Meet the Friends’ Guides for interesting information and direction to key plants and seasonal change. Copies of the Self-guided Walks and information sheets are available at the Discovery Table and the Teahouse.

 

August

Monday 27: Annual General Meeting, 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start
All Members are invited to attend our AGM with a light supper in the GBG Meeting Room. Parking is at the rear of the gardens. Guest speaker, FGBG Guide Liz Bennetto.

September

Sunday 9: Themed walk - 'Plants from China'
China had the first Botanical Garden in 138 BC, an enormous park with 2,000 different plants and hothouses.2nd emperor Yang Di in Sui dynasty (581-618AD) built the largest gardens in history and searched far and wide for rare and beautiful plants. 2,000 years of Chinese horticultural endeavour enrich gardens all over the world. Meet at the front gates, gold coin donation

 October

Thursday 18: Colac Otways bus trip. Limited seats, booking open now on 03 5222 6053 Read More

 

WEEKLY PLANT SALES

The Friends’ Plant Nursery is open every Wednesday 9.30 am to 12.30 pm showcasing a wide selection of plants sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Located at the rear of the GBG.

 WEEKLY GUIDED WALKS

Every Wednesday at 11.00 am , Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm.

 

For more information, or to make a booking, contact the Friends’ office on 5222 6053 between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm Monday to Friday.

 

Teahouse @GBG Bookings can be made by phone 0413 706 535.


Members recently enjoyed a Cooking Demonstartion with Gwen Anderson and absolutely enjoyed the luncheon which followed.  (Photos: Annie McGeachy)
 

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
  • 2017 - the Bellarine

In 2017, the tour revisited the Bellarine region and visited four stunning gardens in the Torquay and Bellarine Peninsula areas – offering an incredible variety of design and location.

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