Discovering the Gardens

Discovery Walks and Activities 

Our regular visitors enjoy the striking Silver Border, delight in the scent of the Heritage Roses in Spring, watch the dramatic display of the Perennial Border through Summer, and return for the Ginkgo as it turns butter yellow in late Autumn.  But there is so much more to explore:

  • Please note:  There will be no guided walks, Free or booked when the temperature is 30 degrees or over.

  • Free Discovery Walks: Wednesdays at 11.00 am, Sundays at 2.00 pm, weather permitting. Meet your Guide on the front steps of the Botanic Gardens. 
  • The Discovery Table engages visitors with the selected plants, flowers and fruits that are on display and offers the opportunity to talk with a Guide. Third Sunday of each month.

  • Themed Walks promotes more in-depth and innovative stories of the Gardens.
    For these, a gold coin donation is requested. Second Sunday of each month. 2024 Themed Walks

  • Booked Group Walks can be tailored to meet a walk theme. Group Bookings must be made well in advance and attract a small fee. Request form - Guided walkPre-Visit Information email form to info@friendsgbg.org.au
  • Geelong Botanic Gardens - a local treasure, a U3A course, is offered each year

 All of these activities are provided by the Volunteer Guides

Some additional information is available for Children and Families visiting the Gardens

February 2023

Garden Highlights and Plants in Focus

Garden Highlights: a monthly bulletin featuring a map with plants of particular interest, is available at the front gate. This is the current issue June 2023 - issues from the past four years are available in our Archives Garden Highlights

Plants in Focus: Volunteer Guides regularly study plants in detail. These studies are also available in our Archives Plants in Focus

 

 Also:

  • The Coordinator of the Victorian Salvia Study Group, Lyndi Garnet, visited the Geelong Botanic Gardens late in 2019.  Lyndi met with staff members and some Friends and a report of her visit is in the Summer 2019/2020 Newsletter