The Friends Nursery is open every Monday*.

*NB. Closed on Public Holidays.

Open Times:

November – February 9.00-11.00am.

March-October  1.00-3.00pm.


Funds raised form the plant sales help to maintain the Old Police Station into the future and Projects and Activities in the Botanic Gardens.

Clean second hand pots are most welcome.

Monday 22nd August 2016, Flemings Nurseries have donated some miniature Peach Trees for the Scotsburn project. The Ballarat West Rotary Group are donating funds to buy plants/trees for families who have lost their gardens and shelter trees to the fire. Contact Judith on 0419 103 213 to find out more information and advise of your wish list.


On Monday 15th August,  Jan Antosiewicz,  Dot Carpenter, and Lyn Robilliard from the Ballarat Club of Soroptomist International were hosted by Judith Bailey FBBG (L-R)  at the Old Police Station to hand over their cheque for $200 in support of the bushfire potting project.

The Soroptomist’s are delighted at being able to contribute to this community effort, our thanks to the Soroptomist’s for their support.

FBBG & Soroptomist Ballarat


If you have any plant material, contact Judith on 0419 103 213.


Plant for August, Camelia ‘Great Western’





Below is our plant for the month of July, a white Corydalis ochroleuca, a delightful naturalising plant for the winter garden, flowering now and available in our nursery.