'Dig a Little Deeper'
Sunday February 11: Our Multicultural Garden
Since the 1850’s Geelong Botanic Gardens has displayed a rich and diverse collection of plants. Our first Curator Daniel Bunce introduced exotic and Australian plants and this practice continues today.
Sunday March 11: Brilliant Borders, Perennial and Silver
The Silver and Perennial Borders are at their best in autumn, and among their collections we can find stunning choices for home garden design.
Sunday April 8: Seeds; From Little Seeds, Great Things Grow
Life itself is concentrated in a seed. Explore the world of seeds with your GBG guide and discover some of the fascinating methods plants use to disperse their seeds.
Sunday May 13: The First Australians; Wathaurong Country
What happened when Europeans arrived in Wathaurong country? Find out how our first peoples lived, see the plants they used and hear how white immigration affected their lives and culture. Join your guide at the front gate of Geelong Botanic Gardens.
Sunday June 10: Spices Tastes and Flavours
Have you ever thought about how dependent we are on edible plants? While some plants provide our staple grains and pulses, other plants have been cultivated for millennia to make those staples more interesting and attractive, -- to vary flavour and tickle our jaded palates, to make plain food more delicious, to hide poor quality, to preserve food for longer, and to make our meals more digestible. Using these plants to improve our eating experience enhances our daily lives. On this walk we shall take a look at plants with a history of culinary value in the kitchens of the rich and the poor.
Sunday July 8: Explore Eastern Park
A Walk in Eastern Park. A fine example of a mid-Victorian Park recognised and protected by the National Trust and Heritage Victoria, reflecting Geelong’s history - you will be introduced to some outstanding tree specimens.
Sunday September 9: Plants from China
Sunday October 14: Australian Plant at the Geelong Botanic Gardens
Sunday November 11: Roses: Of Love and War
Roses have a long and colourful history which we will explore today. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war, and politics.
Sunday December 9: More Australian Plants