The Bendigo Botanic Gardens expansion is progressing with the design for Garden for the Future now available for viewing. The design will be exhibited publically until March 16, and the City of Greater Bendigo is inviting the community to view the design and make comment.
Alternatively, the plans can also be viewed at the City of Greater Bendigo in Lyttleton Terrace, the Bendigo Library or the Bendigo Botanic Gardens.
If you want to learn more about the design you can:
Speak to the project manager (please call 5434 6370 to make an appointment)
Attend one of the following listening posts:
Saturday February 14, 8-11am - Bendigo Farmer’s Market, Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo
Saturday February 14, 5-7pm - Trove Maker’s Market, Corner Hargreaves and Edward Streets, Bendigo
Tuesday February 17, 11.30am-1.30pm - Hargreaves Mall, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
Thursday February 19, 10am-12pm - Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Scott Street, White Hills
Thursday March 12, 11.30am-1.30pm - Hargreaves Mall, Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
Sunday March 15, 10am-2pm - Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Scott Street, White Hills
About Garden for the Future
Garden for the Future is the first stage of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens expansion, as planned by the Bendigo Botanic Gardens Master Plan, 2010.
The new, two hectare, contemporary garden will be a centre for community enjoyment. Among its features will be:
An outdoor stage and grass amphitheatre for performances and cinema in the garden
An Outreach Shelter for community activities
Semi-intimate gardens for weddings and parties
A promenade that can be used for markets
Plenty of gardens for picnicking with family and friends
Visitor toilets, including a universal access toilet
The Garden for the Future will also be a botanically rich and diverse garden that contains over 500 different plant species. Plants from around Australia and around the world have been especially selected to suit Bendigo’s climate.
How is this project funded?
Garden for the Future is funded through a partnership between the City of Greater Bendigo, the Victorian Government and the Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens.