What's On


Our Volunteer Guides also have many activities to help visitors to discover more about the Gardens - find out more at Walks, Talks and the Gardens.

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Third Sunday of Every Month, 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Meet the Friends’ Guides for interesting information and direction to key plants and seasonal change. Copies of the Self-guided Walks and information sheets are available at the Discovery Table and the Teahouse.


Membership Renewals 2018-2019

Your membership renewal forms will be mailed to you at the end of June.  If you would like a membership card please indicate at the time of payment.  Membership discounts apply to GSBA classes and workshops, FGBG events, tours and outings, as well as plant sales from the Growers’ Nursery.

Saturday and Sunday 28-29, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm: Winter weekend plant sale
Featuring a wide selection of Australian plants, colourful perennials, hardy shrubs, pelargoniums and salvias, sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens.   The Friends’ Nursery and Carpark is located at the rear of the Gardens.   Please note: the gates of the rear carpark near the Nursery will close at 4.00 pm sharp.


Monday 6: Winter Luncheon, 12.00 pm  
Join the Friends at The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, located on the Geelong waterfront, with stunning views of the Marina and Corio Bay. Guest speaker Dr Pina Milne will give an illustrated talk on her experiences as Manager of Collections in the National Herbarium at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.  Hear about the personal stories of von Mueller and his global network of collectors.$70 Members $80 Non-members Bookings and payment by Friday 27 July  Read More             
winter luncheon








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.


Every Wednesday at 11.00 am , Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm.


For more information, or to make a booking, contact the Friends’ office on 5222 6053 between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm Monday to Friday.


Teahouse @GBG Bookings can be made by phone 0413 706 535.

Members recently enjoyed a Cooking Demonstartion with Gwen Anderson and absolutely enjoyed the luncheon which followed.  (Photos: Annie McGeachy)

Through the Garden Gates
The Friends have held these very popular self-drive garden tours, visiting private gardens in the areas:
  • 2012 - the Bellarine
  • 2013 - the Surf Coast
  • 2014 - Geelong
  • 2015 - the Bellarine
  • 2016 - Golden Plains
  • 2017 - the Bellarine

In 2017, the tour revisited the Bellarine region and visited four stunning gardens in the Torquay and Bellarine Peninsula areas – offering an incredible variety of design and location.

Afternoon Tea was included in the ticket price - and this was again a delicious event, held at Pope's Patch.  At Pope's Patch, there was a Plant Stall (plants from gardens of Growers and Friends) and Lucky Ticket Prizes.