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Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens

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Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens

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 a range of interests. They also offer garden tours and guided walks as well as  excursions to other sites.

The Growing Friends

The Growing Friends propagate plants for the garden and for public plant sales and assist with some gardening tasks. They meet at the Samuel Gadd Centre at 9.30am - 11am every Tuesday.

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.

Guided Tours and Walks

Prearranged guided tours of the Gardens are available on request.

Dovyalis Magazine

Dovyalis is a biannual publication produced by the Friends.

Committee Meetings

General Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except January) at 9.30am - 10.30am at the Samuel Gadd Centre within the Gardens. The Friends also have a special 'dinner' meeting each year with a guest speaker.

Contact the Friends

The Friends are based at the Samuel Gadd Centre, 71 Napoleon Crs, White HIlls, 3550. Contact them via email at [email protected] or find us on facebook


Join the Friends

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

Contact Annie on 03 5442 1615 for membership enquiries.


Guided Tours

Guided Tours are available from the Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens. Tours are $2 person.

Contact Jane on 03 5448 4396 for guided tour enquiries.


Dovyalis Magazine

Read Dovyalis, the magazine of the Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens

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