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.



Monday 20: Lara-Werribee bus tour, 8.45am - 5.00 pm

We visit Yarrabee Native Garden, the Kevin Hoffman Walk , then we travel to NatureWest at the old Werribee Homestead at Werribee Park with a walk through the State Rose Garden. Finally to Roraima Nursery and Display Gardens and the Flame Tree Café. $75 members or $85 non-members.  Morning tea and lunch are included.  Bookings and payment by Wednesday 20 March.

Saturday and Sunday 30-31: Autumn Weekend plant sale, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Featuring a wide selection of plants, sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens.   The Friends’ Nursery and Carpark is located at the rear of the Gardens.  The gates of the rear carpark near the Nursery will close at 4.05 pm sharp.








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, 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
  • 2018 - the Bellarine

In 2018, the tour revisited the Bellarine region and visited four stunning gardens in the Drysdale, Portarlington 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 Arundel.  At Arundel, there was a Plant Stall (plants from gardens of Growers and Friends) and Lucky Ticket Prizes.