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.

What's On this month: Read more


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 24 and Sunday 25: Winter Weekend Plant Sale, 10.00am - 4.00pm


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 are located at the rear of the Gardens.  Please note: the gates of the rear carpark near the Nursery will close at 4.05 pm sharp. Read More



Sunday 8 : Themed guided walk: 'Seeds: Captules of life' 2.00pm

Wednesday 18 : Guest speaker Lyndi Garnett - Salvia study group
Join the Friends to hear Lyndi Garnett from the Salvia Study Group give an illustrated talk on the variety and diversity of Salvias. In the Meeting Room at the rear of the Gardens.  Plants will be available for sale. $5 members or $10 non-members.  RSVP by Friday 13 April 2018. Read More


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.