Jubaea is the quarterly newsletter of the Friends of the Geelong Botanic Gardens (FGBG).

Each edition of Jubaea highlights the seasonal theme for the Friends' activities and contains information relating to current activities in and around the Geelong Botanic Gardens, featured articles and our FGBG programs. The newsletter is circulated to members, other Friends of Botanic Gardens Groups, Botanic Gardens and related organisations. 

The current edition of Jubaea has been mailed to members of the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens. A selection of previous editions are available in pdf format.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to read these documents.  

Jubaea Summer 2024:

  • Botanic collections and record management
  • Inspired by Nature Botanic Art Exhibition
  • Events review and more..


Jubaea editions:

Jubaea 2024 SummerRead the Latest Edition Jubaea

Jubaea 2023 Spring
Jubaea 2023 Winter
Jubaea 2023 Summer

Jubaea 2022 Spring
Jubaea 2022 Winter
Jubaea 2022 Summer

Jubaea 2021 Spring (Plant quiz solutions)
Jubaea 2021 Winter
Jubaea 2021 Summer

Jubaea 2020 Spring
Jubaea 2020 Winter
Jubaea 2020 Summer

Jubaea 2019 Summer
Jubaea 2019  Winter
Jubaea 2019 Spring 

Jubaea 2018 Spring
Jubaea 2018 Winter
Jubaea 2018 Autumn


Jubaea 2017 Summer
Jubaea 2017 Spring
Jubaea 2017 Winter
Jubaea 2017 Autumn


Jubaea 2016 Summer
Jubaea 2016 Spring
Jubaea 2016 Autumn - Winter


Jubaea 2015 Summer
Jubaea 2015 Spring
Jubaea 2015 Winter
Jubaea 2015 Autumn


Jubaea 2014 Summer
Jubaea 2014 Spring
Jubaea 2014 Winter
Jubaea 2014 Autumn


Jubaea 2013 Summer
Jubaea 2013 Spring
Jubaea 2013 Winter
Jubaea 2013 Autumn


Jubaea 2012 Summer
Jubaea 2012 Spring
Jubaea 2012 Winter
Jubaea 2012 January


Jubaea 2011 October
Jubaea 2011 July
Jubaea 2011 April n/a
Jubaea 2011 January


Jubaea 2010 October
Jubaea 2010 July
Jubaea 2010 April n/a
Jubaea 2010 January

For earlier editions and paper copies of Jubaea, visit the Friends Library.

Corrections to Jubaea, Spring 2020:
The Editorial Team apologises for several errors in the articles below.

1   A LONG ASSOCIATION – THE ALISTAIR WATT COLLECTION: page4, para 2 should read: Our first association with Alistair was in July 1988 when he spoke to an enthusiastic group of Friends  about  plant  collecting  in  Gondwana. 

2   ANNETTE ZEALLEY: DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR OF GEELONG  BOTANIC GARDENS, 2007 ‐ 2020: page13, col 2, para 3 should read:
In 2006, Geelong Botanic Gardens  and  the  surrounding  parkland  had been listed  on  the  Victorian  Heritage Register as being of State significance.

3   DANIEL BUNCE AND AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLE: page 15, col 2, para 4 should read:
In  1857  Daniel  Bunce  was  appointed  the  first  curator  of  the  Geelong Botanic Gardens,  the windswept  reserve of nearly  200  acres overlooking Corio Bay.