WHAT'S ON

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR MEMBERS AND FOLLOWERS

We have held several successful 150th year events during 2017 and we would like to thank all those who have been involved

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FRIENDS MORNING IN THE GARDENS  -  SCOBORIO'S SHED

 

First Wednesday of the Month 11AM - Morning Tea (Scoborio's Shed is in the depot yard behind the Cottage)
Guest speaker or a chat with tea, coffee and scones

 

GUIDED WALKS

 

Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Gardens conduct guided walks of the gardens on request.

Please click here for details

 

 

FAMILY FUN DAY IN THE GARDENS

13th November 11am to 3pm

The year-long 150th celebrations culminated with a Family Fun Day in November.  It was a day for the whole community to come and enjoy the gardens.  There was lots to do including games for all ages, musical performances, art activities, a scavenger hunt and family portraits.  There were stalls featuring local gourmet food and wine producers and also stalls where you could meet and learn more about local community groups.  Picnic boxes were available from our stalls and something from the sausage sizzle.  Coffees, ice creams and other treats were also be available.

 

TRUFFULA TREE

Art installation in the gardens

Creating Truffula Trees - commonly know in the gardens as yarn bombing.

Visit the gardens and have a look

 

Raffle - Dinner in the Botanic Gardens

As part of our 150th recognition we had a raffle. A dinner for eight people at the Rotunda, catered for by Wyton Event Catering.This raffle was drawn on the Family Family Fun day, the recipient was very excited

Australian Plants Society/Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

Lynsey Poore, the guest speaker at our joint Australian Plants Society/Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Gardens meeting at Mozart Hall, 8pm Friday 26 August. Lynsey Poore, a voluntary guide with the Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne, explored the landscape created by Guilfoyle during his 36 years as Director of the Garden (1873-1909).

Read more about Lynsey down load here.

 

Photo Competition

This proved to be a VERY popular event. We received 160 entries from enthusiastic photographers, categories cover under 12, 12-18 and open. The 150th Anniversary of the Botanic Gardens Committee greatly appreciates the response to this competition.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sinclair Wilson and the Warrnambool Camera Club for their support

To see results and comments  for the competition please click here