Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

The Friends main purpose is the preservation and promotion of our Guilfoyle Garden.

Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Gardens is a group formed to support the Gardens by:

  • raising finance for maintenance and restoration
  • maintaining and reinstating the Guilfoyle influence
  • encouraging the use of the Gardens by locals and visitors
  • raising awareness of the Gardens botanic significance
  • taking the Gardens into the millennium

Gift Certificate

The gift of a certificate is a thoughtful way to introduce your family and friends to the Gardens, give a gift for Christmas

Please contact a committee member, email or call Mandy on 0438620343.

Benefits of Being a Friend

Quarterly newsletter

  • notifying special gardening related events organised by the Friends and other groups
  • information articles of specific interest in the Gardens
  • up to date reports about groups activities


  • to be involved in any of the associated groups
  • to have your input on matters relating to the Friends of the Gardens
  • to launch new Garden related activities


  • organised day excursions to district gardens etc.
  • guest speakers
  • invitation to fundraisers

'First Wednesday of the Month'

  • Members meet at Scoborio's Shed - home of the Friends - in the depot yard Cockman Street, west of the cottage. Our get together starts at 11am, we enjoy a cuppa and scones and listen to interesting local garden enthusiasts talk about garden related subject. Do come along.

Guiding Friends

  • is a group of members that conduct informative and educational walks around the gardens on a regular basis or on special request. The Guides are trained locally and are kept up to date with ongoing research which they also take part in. Become a Guide, it is a fun way to learn about the gardens and be involved.