We have two fantastic speakers in Jessica Wood - Community Advocate Environmental Heritage at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and our very own Curator and Team Leader John Sheely - not to be missed.

Please note that our usual meeting time has moved to 5pm at the Hammond Centre Christ Church Henn Street.

To view the invitation please click HERE thank you. We will be serving light refreshments, please come along and enjoy the evening, bring family and friends.



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.



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 download 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.