The Friends' Nursery

Nursery News:

The Friends' Plant Nursery is open to the public each Wednesday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

The second January Clearance Sale to celebrate the reopening of the Friends' Plant Nursery will be held on Saturday 23 January 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

  • All plants are bargain priced
  • Please bring bags for purchased plants

 Please note conditions for entry to the Nursery:

  • Covid protocols will be followed
  • Please ensure that you have a mask
  • Social distancing and hand sanitising are mandatory upon nursery entry and will be monitored

Pelargoniums are now in full flower, different varieties are available for sale. 

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 (August 2019)  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 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. 

Seasonal Weekend Plant Sales 

Weekend Plant Sales are usually held in Autumn, Winter and Spring. 

Sale dates for 2021 are not currently available - instead, we are currently holding Special Nursery Clearance Sales:

  • Saturday 9 January 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
  • Saturday 23 January 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

 

 

January 2021

 

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