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Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens

East Geelong Greater Geelong VIC

Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens - Discovering the Gardens

Themed Guided Walk: ‘The First Australians’

Sunday 14 April, 2.00 pm

Aboriginal people have lived on this continent for 60,000 years, depending on native plants and animals for all necessities and managing the limited resources well. Learn about the ways they used plants for food, fibre, medicine, weapons, transport, musical instruments and religious ceremonies.   Meet your Guide at the GBG front steps.

Free Guided Walks

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

Extra Free Guided Walk on Easter Saturday at 2.00 pm.


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.

Seasonal Plants Sales: in autumn, winter and spring.

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.  Plant material from the Gardens forms the focus of study. Workshops in a variety of mediums and media with the common theme of plants are also offered regularly. 

More details on the website.

Term 2 Classes commence in April, enrolments are being taken now.