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 Catalogue (July 2017)  may be a useful guide to the wide range of plants which we feature in our Plant Nursery.  We have also published a Pelargonium List (July 2017) which gives details of some of our extensive range of Pelargoniums. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our Nursery but, please, remember that some listed plants may not be available when you visit our Nursery.

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



The Plant Nursery has plenty of stock of some new and interesting plants and also plenty of old favourites from the Geelong Botanic Gardens - read more details