2016 Program

JANUARY

4 Monday, Friends’ Office re-opens
9-10 Saturday and Sunday, Botanical Art Workshop for Beginners
10 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Perennial Border at its Best’
15-17 Friday - Sunday, Botanical Art Workshop Exploring Creative Perspectives
17 Sunday, Discovery Table
20 Wednesday, Conference Meeting
27 Wednesday, Term One commences 

FEBRUARY

1 Monday, Committee Meeting
1 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure
8 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure
14 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Special Collection: Pelargoniums and Salvias’
15 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure
.....18 Thursday, Bus Trip to Heide Museum of Modern Art and Gardens
21 Sunday, Discovery Table
22 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure
24 Wednesday, Conference Meeting
29 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure

 MARCH

5-6 Saturday and Sunday, OGV Arundel
7 Monday, Committee Meeting
7 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure
13 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘New Life for Gardens and Parks’
19-20 Saturday and Sunday, Autumn Plant Sale
20 Sunday, Discovery Table
21 Monday, U3A Geelong Botanic Gardens – a Local Treasure
23 Wednesday, Conference Meeting

APRIL

 4 Monday, Committee Meeting
10 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘A Tapestry of Trees’
11 Monday, Term Two commences
17 Sunday, Discovery Table
20 Wednesday, Conference Meeting
29 Friday, AAFBG Conference
30 Saturday, AAFBG Conference

MAY

1 Sunday, AAFBG Conference
2 Monday, AAFBG Conference
3 Tuesday, AAFBG Conference
8 Sunday, Discovery Table
9 Monday, Committee Meeting
11 Wednesday, Volunteer Week Lunch
15 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Sound of the Gardens’
25 Wednesday, Conference Meeting
29 Sunday, BGANZ Open Day

 JUNE

 6 Monday, Committee Meeting
12 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Seedy Matters - A Capsule of Life’
19 Sunday, Discovery Table

JULY

 4 Monday, Committee Meeting
10 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Fernery Fashion’ - cancelled, will be rescheduled later in the year.
11 Monday, Term Three commences
17 Sunday, Discovery Table
30-31 Saturday and Sunday, Winter Plant Sale
....30-31 Saturday and Sunday Botanical Art Workshop Pen and Ink on Drafting Film

 AUGUST

 1 Monday, Committee Meeting
8 Monday, Winter Lunch with Guest Speaker Richard Allen
14 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Spice up your Day’
21 Sunday, Discovery Table
29 Monday, Annual General Meeting and Members’ Forum

SEPTEMBER

5 Monday, Committee Meeting
11 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Camellias and other Chinese Wonders’
18 Sunday, Discovery Table
....24-25 Saturday and Sunday Botanical Art Workshop Gold Leaf

OCTOBER

3 Monday, Committee Meeting
3 Monday, Term Four commences
9 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘Discover Eastern Park’
16 Sunday, Discovery Table
29-30 Saturday and Sunday, Spring Plant Sale
31 Monday, Committee Meeting

NOVEMBER

....5-6 Saturday and Sunday Botanical Art Workshop The Year of the Fern
....7 Monday, Through the Garden Gates self drive tour around Inverleigh 
20 Sunday, Discovery Table
27 Sunday, Discovery Walk ‘The First Australians’

DECEMBER

....2 Friday, Friends' Christmas Drinks and Exhibition Opening
....3-4 Saturday and Sunday, Botanical Art Exhibition Pleasant Surprises

5 Monday, Committee Meeting
...16 Friday, 3.00 pm Friends' Office closes, to reopen Monday 2 January