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.
Christmas Holiday closures:
- The Friends' office be open from Monday 7 January 2019
Tuesday 22: Culinary Demonstration with Gwen-'Summer Entertaining', 11.00am
Watch our ‘Passionate Baker and Cook’ and FGBG Guide in action, pick up some culinary tips and stay to taste the delicious results. Maximum 20 people. FGBG Members Only. Bookings essential by Tuesday 15 January. $20 per person, delicious lunch included. Read more
Saturday 2, Sunday 3: Two-day workshop -'Introduction to Botanic Art'
Students will learn the basics of botanical art including drawing to composition, painting techniques and introduction to colour theory. Students who enrol in this beginner’s workshop may have completed some level of art but may wish to learn more about botanical art. There are no prerequisites to enrol in this class just an eagerness to learn and a sense of adventure. Tutor: John Pastoriza-Pinol. $140 members $150 non-members.
Sunday 10: Themed Walk - 'Cabbage and jelly: a garden rich in palms', 2.00 pm
Palms capture the essence of the warm lands discovered by Europeans in the 19th Century, coinciding with the establishment of the Geelong Botanic Gardens. Meet your guide at the front steps, cost- gold coin donation.
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.