The Friends will be conducting a Plant Stall in the foyer of Coles Williamstown on Saturday 9th November from 9am until 1pm. Why not stock up on some nice gardening gifts for Christmas or treat your own garden to something new!
Celebrated every May across Australia and New Zealand, Botanic Gardens Day is an invitation to rug up and visit your favourite botanic garden this autumn. Join us at Williamstown Botanic Garden for free activities on Sunday, 26 May 2019, 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Get up to date with works planned for the gardens in a chat with WBG Curator, Shelley Wood.
Explore the Gardens on a Postcard Tour. Learn about the early 1900’s craze for postcard sending and collecting and discover what these images and messages can tell us about the gardens.
The Amazing Case of Dr Ward and Other Stories
Enjoy a botanic story with acclaimed, local storytellers Jackie Kerin and Sarah Depasquale. Join us as they take us back in time with the Amazing Case of Dr Ward and Other Stories” to meet a curious fellow who created an invention that changed the world!
Nature, Reading, Art and a Cuppa
Discover our nature table, get cosy in our reading corner or get creative making your own collage garden art. Relax and enjoy a cuppa and chat with the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens (us!)
Momentum is gathering for our Paint the Gardens Art Competition which will be held on Sunday 28th April and we've organised a delightful day for all to enjoy with entertainment, refreshments and activities for children.
We'd like to remind potential artists that the closing date for registering your artwork is 22nd April and we hope that you or your artistic friends have the opportunity to be involved. Please share!
First Prize: $500
Highly Commended: $150 + $50 voucher
People's Choice: $150 + $50 voucher
First Prize: $150
2 x Highly Commended: $50 voucher(s)
TO ENTER: Please check our Conditions for Entry and contact us with the following information:
Name, email, contact number, title, size, medium and if you can supply an easel on the day.
We look forward to seeing your entry!
The Spring school holidays are only two weeks away and we need volunteers to set out and put away our very popular Reading Corner. It's a great way to get involved and a joy to see children quietly immersed in reading and nature.
You only need to volunteer for a day or two by coming in around 9am and bringing out the books and cushions then returning around 3pm to put them away. If you're not already, why not become a member of the Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens for more opportunities, guest speakers and visits to other gardens.
Contact us on williebotgardens @ gmail.com
So what's happening in Williamstown Botanic Garden this month?
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