Environmental Services


Friends of BBG

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 taks.They meet at the Samuel Gadd Centre at 9.30am - 11am on the:

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

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.

General Meetings

General Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except January) at 2.30pm at the Samuel Gadd Centre within the Gardens. The Friends also have a special 'dinner' meeting each year with a guest speaker.

Friends of Botanic Gardens