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.
MONTHLY DISCOVERY TABLE in the Gardens
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.
Saturday and Sunday 28-29: Botanic Art Workshop - "Gold leaf Workshop with Dolores Skowronski-Malloni" 9.30am-4.00pm, GBG Large Meeting Room.
This two-day workshop will focus on simple symmetrical designs and the application of gold leaf onto your artwork. Motives will be rendered in watercolour or coloured pencils with gold leaf highlights. During the two days, you will learn to simplify and adapt sketches, use watercolours and learn the process of applying gold leaf. $160 members or $180 non-members, Materials list available at FGBG Office
Monday 14: Through the Garden Gates, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
This year we offer a self-drive tour of four garden locations in the Surf Coast area – offering an incredible variety of design and location. BYO picnic lunch or choose from cafés in Bellbrae and Freshwater Creek. Garden entry and tour details are by pre-purchased ticket ONLY. NO tickets are available on the day. Finishing with a delicious afternoon tea at Bellbrae Garden, along with a plant stall and lucky ticket prizes. $30 members, $40 non-members (Afternoon Tea included) Payment to FGBG Office by Thursday 10 October
Thursday 24: Senior Week Guided walk and Morning Tea, 10.00 am- 12.00 pm
A special Guided Walk exploring Geelong Botanic Gardens, presented by the Friends’ Guides, with morning tea provided after the walk. This is a free event offered to seniors in the general public and FGBG senior members, to celebrate the Seniors Festival. Bookings are essential. Please ring the Friends' Office on 5222 6053 to book your place. Meet at the front steps of the Geelong Botanic Gardens. Corner of Podbury Drive and Eastern Park Circuit, Geelong
Saturday and Sunday 26-27: Spring Plant Sale, 10.00 - 4.00 pm
All the plants in the Friends’ Nursery are sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens, showcasing a wide selection of Australian plants, colourful perennials, hardy shrubs, pelargoniums and succulents. The Friends’ Volunteers are a wealth of gardening information and are always happy to be of assistance. The Nursery entrance is located at the rear of the Gardens. Rear Carpark gates close at 4.00 pm sharp.
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.
WEEKLY GUIDED WALKS
Every Wednesday at 11.00 am, 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.