The Friends' Nursery
The Friends' Plant Nursery is located at the rear of the Botanic Gardens, near the GBG office and depot, with entry from Eastern Park Circuit.
The Nursery plants are sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens, which holds significant plant collections, particularly of Salvia and Pelargonium. The Gardens also have a number of trees listed on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees, including the magnificent Ginkgo biloba. These are some of the plants which our volunteers, the Growers, are able to use for Nursery stock. The Nursery has a large range of other plants from the Gardens, including perennials, (sourced from the outstanding Perennial Border in the Gardens), Australian and exotic plants, drought tolerant species, shrubs etc.
The Nursery September 2015 Catalogue may be a useful guide (not all listed plants are available at the moment). A list of Pelargonium (March 2016) may also be helpful (again, not all listed plants are available at the moment).
Weekly Plant Sales
The Nursery is open on Wednesdays from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, with parking at the rear of the Gardens, next to the Nursery.
Seasonal Weekend Plant Sales
Weekend Plants Sales are held in Autumn, Winter and Spring. During the Weekend Sales, the nursery is open between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Sales dates for 2017 are:
March 25 and 26
July 29 and 30
October 28 and 29