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Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens Botanic Art Exhibition

East Geelong Greater Geelong VIC

Geelong School of Botanical Art

‘Inspired by Nature 6’ - Botanic Art Exhibition

Friday 2 - 30 August

Presenting the sixth biennial 'Inspired by Nature' exhibition, showcasing over eighty watercolour paintings and pencil drawings. All works are for sale. The artists attend classes held at the Geelong Botanic Gardens and many have received numerous awards and are represented in botanical collections both nationally and internationally.

‘Inspired by Nature 6’ at Exhibition Gallery, Deakin Waterfront.

Corner of Cunningham Street and Western Beach Road, Geelong.

Gallery open Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

All enquiries to the Friends’ office: Call 5222 6053 or •

Support the Gardens by becoming a Member

The Friends Of Geelong Botanic Gardens, make significant financial contributions to the programs and projects at the Geelong Botanic Gardens and Eastern Park each year. These include education, plantings, and building restorations.  Our members receive discounts for all of activities and events including participation in the School of Botanical Art Classes and Workshops, purchases at our Friends’ Plant Nursery and on Bus Trips. Members receive monthly newsletters and also the seasonal newsletter ‘Jubaea’.  Some members enjoy volunteering in a number of key support areas; Growers, Gardeners, Guides, Events Team, Library, Jubaea Newsletter and the Committee.  

For further information please check the Friends website:      

Bookings/Enquiries:  5222 6053       

The rain-shrouded hills and cool climate of New Zealand produce a luxuriant kaleidoscope of every shade of green foliage.  From dripping ferns in sun-dappled gullies to majestic kauri trees.
Meet your Guide at the GBG front steps. Gold coin donation.

Free Guided Walks

Wednesdays at 11.00 am and Sundays at 2.00 pm. Meet at the front steps.     

Weekly Plant Sales

The Friends’ Plant Nursery is open every Wednesday 9.30 am to 12.30 pm showcasing a wide selection of plants sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens. Located at the rear of the GBG.

Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens - Geelong School of Botanical Art Classes

Have you ever considered exploring the world of plants through Botanical Art? Join the talented tutors and be introduced to the materials and methods used to illustrate plants. Small classes and a friendly atmosphere are a key feature of the school.  More details on the website. Term 2 Classes enrolments are being taken now.

For further details, dates and times please check the Friends website for dates, times and all details