Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens
AGM - Thursday 23rd Feb, 10am, Robert Clark Horticulural Centre
Join us for an informative talk by Emma Cutting from 'Heart Gardening Project' who will focus on 'Biodiversity in Urban Areas'. Emma has been very successful in initiating many environmental changes. Our patron Prof. Tim Entwisle and the Mayor Des Hudson will also be contributing. Our meeting will be followed by refreshments including champagne.
A visit from Gardening Australia host – Costa!
We had an unexpected visit from Costa when he was filming in the gardens! He checked out our Plant Trolley, visited some of our growers in the Nursery and then visited our Cottage to see what Botanikids do! He is passionate about gardening and was so interested in everything the Friends are doing!
He was so impressed with the Cottage and what Julie and her team do with Botanikids he did a live video stream on facebook. Click on the link below to see it. It is such a fantastic promotion for the Friends, the Gatekeepers Cottage and the Botanikids!
The Friends Nursery with some of our Growing Friends
Costa was very impressed with our new Microscope in our GateKeeper's Cottage!
Our Newsletter - 'Wellingtonia' Summer 2022-23
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Do you need some new plants for your garden or for a gift?
Why not visit the friends nursery or plant trolley!
Friends Nursery and Plant Trolley
Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre
Open 1-4pm Tuesdays and 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
Plant trolleys outside the Conservatory during the day (cash honour system)
11am every Sunday in Autumn and Spring. Provided by the Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Meet at the Conservatory.
An opportunity for locals and visitors to Ballarat to take a leisurely stroll through the gardens with a guide and find out more about the history and stories of our trees, statues and the changes and development underway in the gardens. Your guide will show you the highlights of this beautiful heritage listed garden. There is no need to book. Just turn up at the Conservatory and a guide will be there to take you on the tour. The tour lasts about an hour.
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