2022 Program


2022 Friends’ Events Calendar:  Book for an event.                                                       

Date                      Event

Fri 8 April                  Autumn Gardens Coach Tour to Frogmore Gardens; Wombat Hill Botanic Garden; Blackridge Nursery Garden,     all in the Daylesford area.               

Thurs 23 June          Winter Lunch @Truffleduck -guest speaker Lynsey Poore speaking about the Chelsea Physic Garden 

June-August               Winter Lecture Program via Zoom – Thursdays 11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Mon 29 August            AGM with supper and guest speaker - Gardens Manager of National Trust, Justin Buckley

Thur 8 September       Gwen’s Cooking Demonstration and lunch – “Winter Warmers”

Fri 9 September           Movie Night “Dare to be Wild” Supper included.

October                       TBC GBG Open Day

Mon 10 October          Through the Garden Gates- Self-drive tour in Leopold/Barwon Heads area, with afternoon tea and plant sale

Tues 15 November     Spring Gardens Coach Tour – Yarra Valley - Antique Perennials Nursery; Alowyn Gardens

Fri 2 December           Friends Members Christmas Picnic


Links from Craig Moley's Winter Lecture:

eBird Australia web-site

Links to follow:


and the story of Craig’s journey …




Winter Lecture Series 





Norman Houghton

Thursday 2 June, 11 am

The Hitchcock family legacy in Geelong

Enid Mayfield 


Thursday 9 June, 11 am

Enid Mayfield talks about her latest book ‘The Illustrated Plant Glossary’

Craig Morley 

Thursday 16 June,
11 am

Birds in Eastern Park

No Lecture

Thursday 23 June

Winter Lunch fundraising event

Craig Lidgerwood and Stephen Ryan

Thursday 30 June, 11 am


David Johnson

Thursday 7 July,  11 am

Flowering plants and flowers

Peggy Muntz

Thursday 14 July, 11 am

Who was Sir Joseph Banks?

Liz Bennetto

Thursday 21 July, 11 am

The Development of the GBG 21st Century Garden 

Luanne Thornton

Thursday 28 July, 11 am

Women in Horticulture

David Johnson

Thursday 4 August, 11 am

Pollination: plants don’t just sit there waiting. Part 1

David Johnson

Thursday 11 August, 11 am

Pollination: plants don’t just sit there waiting. Part 2

David Johnson

Thursday 18 August, 11 am

Lord Howe Island

Harry Roberts

Thursday 25 August, 11 am

The Geelong Customs House

Jayne Salmon

Thursday 1 September, 11 am

Understanding Nomenclature – How plants are named