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.

 

May

Sunday 13:  Themed walk - 'The  First Australians: Wathaurong Country' 2.00 pm
What happened when Europeans arrived in Wathaurong country? Find out how our first peoples lived, see the plants they used and hear how white immigration affected their lives and culture.   Meet your Guide at the front gates.  Gold coin donation. Read more

Sunday 27: Botanic Gardens Day, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Connect with plants as you explore this amazing regional garden with fun & free activities for children, Guided Walks and Discovery Table, Plant Sales at the Friends’ Nursery and a Botanic Art ‘Pop Up Shop’.  More details coming soon.

 

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.