Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens


Friends New Biodiversity Group Meeting - Monday 5th June, 10am, George Longley Building, behind Robert Clark Centre

The Friends Biodiversity Group is an exciting opportunity for involvement and learning more about the wilder part of our gardens. Our initial focus will include the wetlands. If you are interested in joining this new group contact the office for more details.


Ballarat Botanical Gardens Wetlands March 2023: Photo: Kim Nolan



Our Newsletter - 'Wellingtonia' Autumn 2023 

Our Autumn Wellingtonia is available here.




Want to become a member of Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens?

Find out more about becoming a friend here >>

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 Sunday of the month.   

Plant trolleys outside the Conservatory during the day (cash/card honour system) 


FREE Guided Tours of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

11am every Sunday in Autumn and Spring.  Provided by the Friends of Ballarat Botanical Gardens.  Meet at the Conservatory.

Ballarat Botanical Gardens photos copyright Susan Pilbeam

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. 

BotaniKIDS on Facebook link here.

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