Newsletters

Newsletter

The Friends publish their newsletter four times a year, please click below to read past copies which are full of interesting stories and facts.

No 82 2017

  • Story of the 150th
  • Steet trees in Warrnambool
  • Team update

No 81 2016

  • Family Fun Day
  • President Report
  • Natasha Bieniek
  • Results of Photo Competition
  • Curators - McPhee. O'Sullivan. Sheely

No 80 Autumn 2016

  • History of water
  • Advance of irrigation within the gardens
  • 150th outlay

 

No 79 Winter 2016

  • William Donald - Duncan Leitch
  • 'Oh what a night'
  • Vale Thelma Lynch

No 78 Autumn 2016

  • Gala Night
  • Story of WBG's
  • Celebrating 150 yrs

No 77 Summer 2015

  • National Volunteer Award - Marie Johnstone
  • Invitation to Night in the Gardens and other 150th celebrations 2016
  • History snippets

No 76 Spring 2015

  • Lone Pine centenary event
  • Book - In the Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Frank Clarke
  • Gallipoli Oak
  • Team update - John Sheely
  • Article Well Out of Sight - DSWAA

No 75 August

  • 150 celebration
  • Photo Competition
  • Well Project
  • Masterplan
  • Lone Pine
  • Team update
  • Botanic Gardens Report book
  • Camperdown Botanic Gardens

No 74 July 2014

  • President Report
  • Acanthus
  • Australian Botany

No 73 November 2014

  • Coach trip to four district gardens
  • WBG team update
  • Duncan Leitch curator 1932-58

No72 August 2014

  • AGM
  • Original Canon stand at Flagstaff Hill
  • Swan Reserve to become annex of WBG
  • State of street trees in Warrnambool
  • Mexican Hand plant
  • President Report 2014
  • Curators Report 2014
  • Annual statement

No71 Winter 2014

  • Winter reading a warm fire and a good book
  • Warrnambool Lone Pine - The next generation
  • Harvesting the Lone Pine seeds
  • Dragon Tree
  • Team update

No70 March 2014

  • 70th Edition
  • Honouring our living Gallipoli link
  • Lagunaria Patersoni - Norfolk Island Hibiscus
  • WBG Team report
  • Grants
  • Jewel of Regional Botanic Gardens
  • Lone Pine 80 years

No69 Spring 2013

  • Team update December 2013
  • Spring Garden Day
  • Roberto Burle Marx
  • Lone Pine Pens

No68 August 2013

  • Rotunda 100 yrs Anniversary
  • Rotunda Brass Bands Memorials and Memories
  • Restoration of Rotunda
  • Band Rotunda
  • Two Hundred Years Old - Canon
  • Priorities WBF

No67 July 2013

  • AGM 24th July 2013
  • Rotunda centenary opening celebration - 1913
  • Bats are still in the gardens

No66 April 2013

  • Spirit of reverence and sincerity
  • Rotunda
  • New signs
  • Bats are back
  • Botanic gardens into the future
  • Burr Oak
  • Acanthus sennii
  • Trimming of dead branches
  • When the pines go ferrel

No65 November 2012

  • Milk bottle memories
  • Jamieson St Preps visit
  • Open Gardens Australia

No64 August 2012

  • Curator's Report
  • President's Report
  • Queensland Kauri
  • The Lone Pine WBG
  • Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Conference

No63 July 2012

  • The opening of the rotunda
  • Remembering committee members
  • Heritage festival
  • Curators day

No62 February 2012

  • Team update
  • An elm tree's place in History
  • Australia's first Christmas card
  • Technology, Heritage and Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

No61 November 2011

  • Team update
  • Vale Isobel
  • Guided tours & rustic ramblings
  • Water, wells & windmills in Warrnambool

No60 August 2011

  • Annual Report
  • Our spring garden day
  • Tilting at wind mills
  • Presidents report
  • Team update
  • Myrtle Rust
  • Guided walks

No59 Autumn 2011

  • The year so far
  • Team update
  • Where have all the big trees gone
  • Wildlife in the gardens
  • Bats or grey nomads

No58 Summer 2011

  • Comments from Council
  • The Cannon one hundred years 1910 to 2010
  • Spring Garden Day
  • Dreams can come true - Scoborio's Shed
  • Bhutan Cypress

No57 Spring 2010

  • Team update
  • Presidents Report
  • Lone Pine
  • Wilde Weather

No56 Winter 2010

  • Team update
  • Kew Gardens, Hookers and Plant Collectors
  • Removal of old carriage

No55 Autumn 2010

  • Team up date
  • Update on the gun in the gardens
  • 100 years ago: Entertainment in the Gardens
  • Dietes robinsoniana The Wedding Flower
  • Lone Pine

No54 Summer 2010

  • Team update
  • Annual spring garden day
  • Fernery
  • Friends twentieth anniversary
  • Team report
  • Water

No53 Spring 2010

  • Presidents report
  • Team report
  • Presidents Report
  • Busy Days Ahead

No48 Winter 2008

  • The Gun in the Gardens to stay
  • Guns and Cannon in the South West Victoria
  • Garden Web Site promoted

No47 Autumn 2008

  • Donation of plants from Heritage Victoria
  • WCC Discussion paper conclusion in relation to the Cottage
  • Garden memories
  • Presentation of Heritage Grant

No46 Summer 2007

  • Bed 16 & 15 being restored
  • Success of picnic tables
  • Life in the Gardens
  • Closure of Cockman Street
  • The Fernery
  • Botanic Gardens Australia New Zealand

No45 Spring 2007

  • Curators cottage
  • Mrs Donald's Christmas cake
  • Stamp Celebrate Australian Botanic Gardens

No 44 June 2007

  • What a difference a Curator makes
  • Bed No 21 under restoration
  • Aleppo PineWest Himalayan Spruce
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

No 43 March 2007

  • New Curator John Sheely
  • Our Gardens 140 Yrs
  • Updated Friends History
  • Pants of South West Victoria
  • Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller

 No 42 February 2006

  • 100 Year since Scoborio retired

No 41 August 2006

  • Officially on Victorian Heritage Register April 2006
  • New Brochure
  • Charles Scoborio

 No 40 Winter 2006

  • Bunya Bunya - Mary MacKillop
  • Botanic Gardens

No 39 March 2006

  • Heritage Register recommendation
  • Process started towards percuring a curator underway
  • Woolemi Pine
  • Gallipoli Oak
  • "The Money Tree"
  • History 140 years

No 38 October 2005

  • Gardens Registered by National Trust
  • Committee reaffirmed its main purpose - reported
  • Native Garden
  • Water grant
  • The Lone Pine
  • The smell of the bush

No 37 June 2005

  • The Lone Pine
  • The Child of Lone Pine
  • Ferdinand von Mueller
  • Cork Oak

No 36 March 2005

  • Ghosts of the Past
  • Removal of Privot garden
  • Restoration of garden beds
  • Ficus coronata
  • What's in a name

 No 35 November 2004

  • Mexican Hand tree
  • Cyprus Cedar

No 34 September 2004

  • Friends purpose "to maintain and develop WBG as an outstanding Guilfoyle garden
  • The Botanic Gardens report book

No 33 June 2004

  • Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Games in the Gardens
  • Chelsea flower shop

No 32 February 2004

  • Bats are gone
  • William Scoborio planted a Hoop Pine
  • Botanic Gardens: Engaging their Communities
  • Ballarat Botanic Gardens

 No 31 September 2003

  • Geelong BGs Bust Tour
  • Bats are back
  • Bhutan Cypress
  • Creation of web site

 No 30 June 2003

  • Blue Spruce - Picea pungens glauca
  • Identification of all plants in the gardens
  • Seeds collected from the Gallipoli Lone Pine
  • Bats in the Gardens

 No 29 February 2003

  • Cabbage Tree
  • Report on Teddy Bears Picnic

No 28 November 2002

  • Luncheon with Michael McCoy
  • Marvellous Mystical Magical Ginkgo
  • Data Base
  • Life Membership
  • History of the Friends
  • Rugosa art studio & garden

No 27 March 2002

  • Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Norfolk Island Hibiscus
  • Federation Fair report
  • Snippets from History

No 26 October 2001

  • Parks Victoria Grant for labelling
  • Visit from John Hawker
  • Fernery replanting
  • Funding received for Federation Fair

No 25 June 2001

  • Rural Community Development Program Grant
  • Restoration of the Rotunda
  • Growing Friends
  • Guiding Friends

No 24 February 2001

  • Wunta - Musical afternoon in the gardens
  • Rural Community Development Program Grant
  • Federation Fair
  • Botanic Gardens of the Northern Territory
  • Curator's Cottage

No 23 September 2000

  • Historical Jottings
  • Garden tour to Dunkeld
  • Wattle time
  • Removal of 10 "von Muller" pines
  • Propagation of Eucalypts, Blackwood and Bursaria
  • Botanic Gardens of the Northern Territory
  • Norfolk Island Pine

No 22 June 2000

  • Albury Conference
  • Brainstorming session
  • Charles Scoborio - First Curator WBG
  • Hemp
  • Araucaria Rulei

No 21 March 2000

  • Volunteer Guides Canberra
  • Araucaria cunninghamii
  • A day in the Gardens
  • Natives or not
  • History of the Friends
  • Friends awareness day
  • Garden brochure

No 20 November 1999

  • Brochure being printed
  • Araucaria bidwillii
  • Eucalyptus
  • Memorial Gates
  • Bird Watch

No 19 August 1999

  • Visit to Bickleigh Vale
  • Plants in our Garden - English Yew
  • Botanic Gardens in the East
  • Report of Association of Friends Conference
  • Re-planting main entrance bed
  • History of the Lone Pine
  • Old Pines and Ancient Trees

No 17 April 1999

  • Day in the Gardens 200 people
  • Fernery restored by East Warrnambool Rotary to be re-planted
  • Preparation for Conference

No 16 January 1998

  • Guided Tours commence
  • Five kilometres of lattice on the fernery to be painted
  • $5,550 grant received for restoration of the Rotunda

No 15 September 1998

  • Annual Luncheon Andrew Lawson
  • Identification and Labelling of Trees
  • Patron announced Hon. Richard McGarvie
  • Renovation of Rotunda
  • Fernery maintenance

No 14 October 1997

  • Formation of Growing Friends
  • Presentation to Parks and Gardens Committee
  • Agreement to hold Association of Friends Conference

No 13 July 1997

  • Guest speaker Suzanne Price
  • Association of Friends Conference RBGM

No 12 January 1997

  • Planting of Manna Gum Warrnambool's 150th Anniversary
  • 150th Celebration Concert
  • Coffee at Rosemount

No 11 October 1996

  • Proposed new seating
  • Trips to district gardens

No 10 April 1996

  • Friends are incorporated
  • Visit by Australian Garden History Society - Victoria Branch
  • "Flora for Victoria" presentation of 121 young trees and commemorative planting of Agathis robusta

No 09 January 1996

  • Spring Luncheon Jane Edmanson
  • Visit by John Hawker to implement the C&MP

No 08 October 1995

  • The need to become incorporated
  • Acceptance of Conservation and Development Plan - 1995
  • 70 trees donated by Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Talk on the University of Oxford Botanic Garden by Timothy Walker
  • Port Fairy Gardens open day

No 07 July 1995

  • Conservation and Development Plan adopted
  • 1996 Project Regional Botanic Gardens
  • Von Mueller Pines

No 06 January 1995

  • Music in the Gardens
  • Geelong Friends visit
  • Visit to Portland

No 05 October 1994

  • Visit to Purrumbete
  • Lunch with Lisa Stafford

No 04 July 1994

  • Annual Conference in Geelong

No 03 March 1993

  • Gas lamp opening
  • Visit by the Melbourne Friends
  • Seats in the Gardens
  • Music in the Gardens

No 02 October 1992

  • Open garden - "Rosemount"

No 01 July 1992

  • Fountain and Sundial
  • National Estate Register
  • Inspection of Perimeter Planting
  • Dr Jim Willis
  • Requirement for overall planting scheme
  • Formation of Association of Friends