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Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens

Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens

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The Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens are working with the City of Greater Bendigo to 'Promote, Protect and Restore the historic public gardens of Bendigo'. 

The Friends have several subgroups to cater for members with special interests. They also offer special garden tours, excursions to other sites, and guided walks through the gardens.

The Growing Friends

The Growing Friends propagate plants for the garden and for public plant sales.They meet at the Samuel Gadd Centre at 9.30am - 11am on the:

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

Plant Sales

Plant sales to the public occur on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 9.30 - 11.00.

A special Mothers Day Sale and a Spring sale are also conducted on a Saturday in May and November.

The Botanical Illustrators

The Botanical Illustrators conduct regular sessions, workshops and exhibitions aimed at those with an interest in botanical art. They meet at the Samuel Gadd Centre on Saturdays 9.30am - 4pm, and on Wednesdays 9am - midday.

The Magazine Editing Group

This group manages the regular editions of 'Dovyalis', the magazine of the Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens.

Download the FBBG Magazine 'Dovyalis' Edition 1, Winter 2015 (PDF, 992KB)

Download the FBBG Magazine 'Dovyalis' Edition 2, Spring 2015 (PDF, 748KB)

Download the FBBG Magazine 'Dovyalis' Edition 3, Autumn 2016 (PDF, 1.09MB)

Download the FBBG Magazine 'Dovyalis' Edition 4, Spring 2016 (PDF, 2.28MB)

Download the FBBG Magazine 'Dovyalis' Edition 5, Autumn 2017 (PDF, 2.95MB)

Download the FBBG Magazine 'Dovyalis' Edition 6, Spring 2017 (PDF, 4.08MB)

General Meetings

General Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except January) at 2.30pm at the Samuel Gadd Centre within the Gardens. The Friends also have a special 'dinner' meeting each year which guest speakers also attend.

Guided Walks

Prearranged guided tours of the Gardens are available on request.

Join the Friends

The Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens welcome new members. The annual membership fee is $15.

Contact the Friends

Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens

A: The Samuel Gadd Centre, 71 Napoleon Crs, White HIlls, 3550

E: [email protected]