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.

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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.                               

 

March

Sunday 22: Themed Guided Walk - ‘Eucalypts - Not Just Gum Trees', 2.00 pm  CANCELLED
Eucalypts are superbly adapted to environments across Australia, from desert to snow country. They range from small stunted shrubs to the tallest flowering plants in the world. Find some of this diversity in the GBG.  Meet your Guide at the front gates.


Wednesday 25: Geelong Design Week Guided Walk - ‘Designed for the 21st Century, 11.00 am CANCELLED
The opening of the 21st Century Garden in 2002 created huge interest and some controversy with both locals and visitors. Its planting themes are increasingly relevant as climate change becomes a global concern. Meet your Guide at the front steps of the GBG. Learn more about Geelong Design Week 2020

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 - Weekend Plant Sale, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm CANCELLED
The Friends’ Nursery holds a wide selection of plants sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens.   The Nursery and Carpark is located at the rear of the Gardens.  The gates of the rear car park near the Nursery will close at 4.05 pm sharp.

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 - Pop up Botanic Art Sale, 10. 00 am to 4.00 pm CANCELLED
The Botanic Art Sale will offer an array of artwork and merchandise from the Geelong School of Botanical Art, including Artwork, Prints, Books, Cards, General Merchandise. Located in the Meeting Room at the rear of the Gardens.


Sunday 29: Geelong Design Week Guided Walk - 
A Clever and Creative Solution for Geelong Botanic Gardens’ 1.00 pm  CANCELLED
This stormwater harvesting system was completed in 2016; the collection of suburban stormwater helps support the long term future of the GBG. The landscaping around the dam is a bird-attracting natural wetland encircled by a walking track. Meet your Guide at the front steps of the GBG. Learn more about Geelong Design Week 2020

Sunday 29: Geelong Design Week Guided Walk - ‘Designed for the 21st Century, 2.00 pm CANCELLED
The opening of the 21st Century Garden in 2002 created huge interest and some controversy with both locals and visitors. Its planting themes are increasingly relevant as climate change becomes a global concern. Meet your Guide at the front steps of the GBG. Learn more about Geelong Design Week 2020. 

 

April

Friday 3: Daylesford - Frogmore Bus Tour, 8.20 am - 5.30 pm CANCELLED
Visiting Frogmore Gardens and Nursery, Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens (with talk and mini-tour by their Friends) and returning via Blackwood Ridge Nursery and Garden and the Lerderderg River. $65.00 FGBG members. $75.00 Non-Members. Includes bus, entry fees, morning and afternoon tea, tours and talks. 

 

 

 

 

 
 


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. Closed until further notice

Located at the rear of the GBG.

 WEEKLY GUIDED WALKS

Every Wednesday at 11.00 am, and Sunday at 2.00 pm. Cancelled until further notice

 

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 Demonstration 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
  • 2018 - the Bellarine
  • 2019 - the Surf Coast

In 2019, the tour revisited the Surf Coast region and visited four stunning gardens in the Freshwater Creek, Moriac and Bellbrae 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 Bellbrae.  At Bellbrae, there was a Plant Stall (plants from gardens of Growers and Friends).