This was a great success. The Friends again supported The Bard In Buninyong with the comedy of Shakepeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the beautiful Buninyong Botanic Gardens. Set in Ancient Greece; on a night of madness, mayhem, mischief, and young love gone awry. Where young lovers find themselves in a dream-like enchanted forest – where sprites lurk and fairies rule.
October Open Gardens 2019
It’s Springtime in Buninyong and in conjunction with the Buninyong Festival, the Friends of Buninyong Botanic Gardens are again hosting the opening of three delightful Buninyong Gardens over the weekend Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October.
The three Gardens are:
Veronica & Steve’s Garden (1853) @ Mossmont, 1207 Winter Street
Suse & Stuart’s Garden (2007) @ 86 Hastie Street
Lois & Holly’s Garden (1867) @ Old Vicarage, 708 Warrenheip Street
Our Nursery group have also been busy potting up plants in readiness for sale at our stall in De Soza Park on Sunday 27th
* Open Garden Saturday 27th October
Brim Brim 10:00am – 4.30pm
* Open Gardens & Springtime Festival in Botanic Gardens Sunday 28th October
Brim Brim & 3 Yuille St Gardens 10:am – 4.30pm
Sustainable, Permaculture and Contemporary.
Gardens Entry: Brim Brim $8, Yuille St $2 each, children free.
* Springtime Festival in Botanic Gardens Sunday 28th October
Stalls in Botanic Gardens, Friends plant sales Old Police Station.
9.00am – 2.00pm
17th November Gardens Tour
The Friends of Buninyong Botanic Gardens are pleased to announce that our Tours Organiser, Peter Hiscock, has again arranged another impressive bus tour to the Dandenong Ranges on Saturday 17th November. The day will start at 8:30am, with visits to two private gardens “Chilcote” at Ferny Creek and “THE BRIARS” at Kallista and a picnic lunch will be enjoyed at George Tindale Memorial Gardens at Sherbrooke.
The cost, including morning and afternoon teas and a boxed lunch, is $57 full price and a discount of $5 will be offered for Seniors. Further information is attached and enquiries can be made with Peter on 0408 337 696.
BUNINYONG FESTIVAL 29th October 2017
The Festival was an outstanding success and the Friends would like to thank all who supported their plant stall.
Over 5,000 people attended on the day and the Festival Committee received an award for their event.
More information Ballarat Gardens in Spring 2017
That Tree You Love The Most
To celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July, Friends of Buninyong Botanic Gardens invited members of the community to enter a lighthearted competition and nominate their favourite tree in Buninyong.
Here are the winners:
BUS TOUR OF THREE MELBOURNE GARDENS
Burnley Gardens formerly Burnley Horticultural College Gardens and now a campus of Melbourne University.
“Como House” where a lot of recent work has been done on the gardens.
“Villa Alba” in Kew where the garden is a comparatively recent installation supervised by Dr James Broadbent and based on extensive research by Mrs Jessie Serle.
Mysteries in the Buninyong Botanic Gardens Sunday 21st May
A guided tour of the beautiful hidden treasure, the Buninyong Botanic Gardens, which are more than 150 years old, and the historic court buildings that date from the beginnings of legal administration on the Ballarat Goldfields. Expert guides highlighted the important early trees, and recreational structures like the old swimming baths.
Thursday 27th October
Gardens Tour – three gardens which are a legacy of noted designer William Guilfoyle
Two private homestead gardens in the Birregurra area.
Colac Botanical Gardens which were developed in the 1870s and later enhanced by William Guilfoyle.
The COLAC BOTANICAL GARDENS cover some 15 Hectares and contain over 1000 specimens including many listed trees.
- Garden and House Tours – Geelong was visited on Thursday May 19th, 2016. Two National Trust properties at Geelong –
- “The Heights” and “Barwon Grange” and for a catered lunch at the Geelong Botanical Gardens.
- Official Opening of the Old Police Station, Buninyong Primary School was held on Friday 22nd April, 2016 at 10am.
- And, if you would like to join the Nursery group – they meet every Monday between 1-3pm at the Old Police Station behind the Buninyong Botanic Gardens.