The Friends' Nursery

Nursery News:

  • Pelargoniums are now in full flower, different varieties are available for sale. Nursery open every Wednesday at 9.30 am - 12.30pm, at the rear of the Gardens. Please note: Nursery closed until further notice.

The Friends' Plant Nursery is located at the rear of the Botanic Gardens, near the GBG office and depot, with entry from Eastern Park Circuit.

The Nursery plants are sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens, which holds significant plant collections, particularly of Salvia and Pelargonium.  The Gardens also have a number of trees listed on the National Trust Register of Significant Trees, including the magnificent Ginkgo biloba.  These are some of the plants which our volunteers, the Growers, are able to use for Nursery stock.  The Nursery has a large range of other plants from the Gardens, including perennials, (sourced from the outstanding Perennial Border in the Gardens), Australian and exotic plants, drought-tolerant species, shrubs etc.

The Nursery Catalogue (August 2019)  may be a useful guide to the wide range of plants which we feature in our Plant Nursery.  We have also published a Pelargonium List which gives details of some of our extensive range of Pelargoniums. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our Nursery but, please, remember that some listed plants may not be available when you visit our Nursery.

Weekly Plant Sales

The Nursery is open on Wednesdays from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Closed until further notice.

Seasonal Weekend Plant Sales

Weekend Plants Sales are held in Autumn, Winter and Spring. During the Weekend Sales, the nursery is open between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Sales dates for 2020 are:

Autumn: March 28 and 29 Cancelled

Winter: July 25 and 26 Cancelled

Spring: October 24 and 25



The Plant Nursery has plenty of stock of some new and interesting plants and also plenty of old favourites from the Geelong Botanic Gardens - read more details