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