Save the Date: Sunday 28 May 2017.
Botanic Gardens Conserving Plants
Our lives depend on it.
Over 70 Gardens and Arboreta have registered for the second annual Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Open Day to be held on Sunday, 28 May 2017.
The inaugural event in 2016 was a fantastic success and Gardens across Australia and New Zealand are busy getting ready for another great day.
You can see a list of 2017 Planned Events below.
You can also view the 2016 Events Archive for inspiration!
2017 Planned Events:
|ACT||Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra||TBC|
|NSW||North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Coffs Harbour||We are in early stages but we envisage a week long build up to the day with workshops and tours||www.ncrbg.com.au|
|NSW||Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, Bowral||TBC||shbg.com.au|
|NSW||Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|NSW||Wollongong Botanic Garden||The Garden will be buzzing with activities from 1pm, including guided garden tours on the electronic buggy, Behind-the-Scenes Tours of our Greenplan Nursery, as well as plant sales and workshops. For a full program please see: http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/botanicgarden/whatson/Pages/openday.aspx
A special feature of this year's event is the free screening of Before the Flood, National Geographic film about climate change featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.
|NSW||Hunter Region Botanic Gardens||We will be hosting a Plants Q&A from 10-2, with our experts on hand to answer all your plant-related questions, including all you need to know about growing and pruning. We will be offering guided walks to all of our gardens, a propagation talk and nursery tour, plus lots more! Food and drink will be available. Entry cost $2 per person. Free Parking||www.huntergardens.org.au|
|NSW||Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens||TBC||http://www.drbg.com.au/|
|NSW||Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney||TBC||rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au|
|NSW||Auburn Botanic Gardens||The Auburn Botanic Garden open day will feature acoustic music, various activities and due to the date coinciding with reconciliation week will include aboriginal-led tours of bushland and adjoining Duck River. More information to come.||http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/Explore/AuburnBotanicGardens/Pages/AuburnBotanicGardens.aspx|
|NSW||Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah||We'll be offering free guided walks throughout the day and garden shuttle tours for those wishing to relax and enjoy the ride||www.bluemountainsbotanicgarden.com.au|
|NSW||Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan||A range of tours, behind-the-scenes tours and community engagement activities (TBC)||australianbotanicgarden.com.au|
|NSW||Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens||Open Day at the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Garden will feature guided tours, potting demonstrations, COOL CUBBY SCIENCE for the kids, plus a cake stall, plant sale and card and book sales! For more information and session times, please click here.||http://www.friendslrbg.com.au/|
|NSW||Booderee Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|NSW||Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum||No events planned|
|NSW||Albury Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|NT||George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens||We will be launching a new range of walks and talks, as well as our new permanent orienteering course||www.nt.gov.au|
|NT||Olive Pink Botanic Garden||TBC|
|NZ||Wellington Botanic Garden||TBC||http://wellington.govt.nz/gardens|
|NZ||Eastwoodhill Arboretum||We will just be open free of charge with no special events planned||www.eastwoodhill.org.nz|
|NZ||Christchurch Botanic Gardens||We will be opening the back-of-house Nursery to public.||www.ccc.govt.nz/christchurchbotanicgardens|
|NZ||Auckland Botanic Garden||TBC - guided walks on a conservation theme.||http://www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz/|
|NZ||Whangarei Quarry Gardens||We will be hosting guided garden tours at 10am & 12pm, leaving from the Visitors Centre. You will have the opportunity to mingle with our Manager and gardeners in a garden Q&A, or join phase 2 planting in our new 'Northland Garden' at 2pm. Get involved in conservation of rare local plant species!||www.whangareigardens.org.nz|
|NZ||Dunedin Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|QLD||Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens||We'll be hosting a day of community planting, alongside guided walks and plant sales.||http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/botanical-gardens-24658.html|
|QLD||Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens||Throughout the morning we'll be hosting garden tours and bush food information and tasting sessions. You will gain free entry to the Orchid House and have the opportunity to watch orchid potting demonstrations. Local horticultural societies and community groups will also be present.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for a full list of events closer to the day!
|QLD||Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens||We have several activities planned by the Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Inc as well as those organised by Council, Curator and staff of the gardens.
Friends will be hosting Herbarium exhibits, guided walks, nursery displays and activities, flower arrangements by our Flowers by Friends group, craft by the Botanic Craft Group, Children's educational, scientific and fun activities and more for this exciting day.
|QLD||Noosa Botanic Gardens, Lake Macdonald Qld 4563||The Autumn Seasonal Guided Walk will be led by trained volunteer guides. Community and garden clubs are invited to join us for our Guided Seasonal Walks. What to bring: hat, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.||http://noosabotanicgardensfriends.com/|
|QLD||Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens||Plant Sales, Children's activities in Sooty Owl Creekside Trail, Chainsaw carving demonstrations, Garage Sale|
|QLD||Brisbane City Botanic Garden||TBC|
|QLD||Anderson Botanical Gardens||TBC|
|QLD||Bundaberg Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|QLD||Cooktown Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|QLD||Cairns Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|QLD||Queens Gardens, Townsville||TBC|
|QLD||Rosewood Scrub Arboretum||We will be hosting tours of the Arboretum between 9-11am.|
|QLD||Tondoon Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|QLD||Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|QLD||Mackay Regional Botanic Garden||TBC|
|SA||Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden||Children will have the opportunity to take part in special activities in the newly opened children's gardens.
We'll also be sharing native plant advice and hosting guided tours throughout the gardens.
|SA||Mount Lofty Botanic Garden||Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is open from 10am-5pm. Hike the series of gullies, stroll around the Main Lake, take in the amazing views, or picnic at a table or under a tree.||http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/botanicgardens/home|
|SA||Wittunga Botanic Garden||Come along to our fantastic Open Day at Wittunga Botanic Garden! There will be opening speeches at 11.00am, and activities from 10.00-14.00, including Directors tour, Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide Guided tours, and Nature Play activities.||http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/botanicgardens/home|
|SA||State Herbarium of South Australia at Adelaide Botanic Garden||Tour of the Old Tram Barn and State Herbarium (Bookings required) The heritage-listed Tram Barn A once housed the Adelaide tram fleet. Now the State Herbarium, it contains over one million plant specimens. Join this FREE guided tour to see cultural and natural history and learn about the Herbarium'’s role in plant science, conservation and management. Tours at 11.00 and 13.00 To book, click here||http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/botanicgardens/home|
|TAS||The Tasmanian Arboretum||We'll be hosting a guided walk with a "find your inner botanist" theme. Stay tuned for more details!||www.tasmanianarboretum.org.au|
|TAS||Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|VIC||Colac Botanic Gardens||Come along at 2pm for a garden tour leaving from the Gellibrand St gates!|
|VIC||Melton Botanic Garden||We will be offering guided tours and refreshments. Our Nursery will be open as well as several other special displays.||www.fmbg.org.au|
|VIC||Williamstown Botanic Garden||Along with Friends of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens we're offering a chance to get to know the gardens better through history displays and botanical tours, a nature table, music and other activities for children.
Refreshments will be available and we invite you to bring a picnic lunch and help us to celebrate our 161st birthday.
|Williamstown Botanic Gardens|
|VIC||Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills||Join us to celebrate #BGANZOpenDay2017 at Bendigo Botanic Gardens! We will be hosting guided tours of the Gardens, starting at midday. You can also meet the Friends of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens and buy plants between 10am-2pm.||http://www.bendigobotanicgardens.com.au|
|VIC||Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton||We will have an information table, sausage sizzle, plant sales, tours and possible launch of another garden.||www.fabgs.org.au|
|VIC||Ballarat BotanicalGardens/ Buninyong Botanic Gardens||We will offer tours of the gardens and children's activities.||www.ballaratbotanicalgardens.com.au|
|VIC||Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens||Join us for a day of hands-on information sessions and guided walks with experts, including a special after-dark experience with our Ecologist, Dr. Terry Coates. For more details and session times, visit our Open Day webpage||rbg.vic.gov.au|
|VIC||Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens||We will be hosting special tours and information sessions with our Horticulture Manager and Landscape Architect, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the nursery. For more information and session times, please visit our Open Day webpage||rbg.vic.gov.au|
|VIC||Burnley Gardens Richmond||Victorian Heritage listed garden open to the public 24/7 with free smartphone Burnley Gardens walk. Application download available from App store and Google Play||www.fobg.org.au|
|VIC||Sale Botanic Gardens||As part of BGANZ Open Day, the Friends of Sale Botanic Gardens will be conducting two tours of Gippsland's only regional botanic gardens of colonial times.
The first tour, starting at the BBQ Shelter, will commence at 11am and will take about 45 minutes. This will be followed by a Devonshire tea. The second tour, again meeting at the BBQ Shelter, will commence at 1pm and conclude at around 2pm.
|VIC||Gisborne Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|VIC||Hamilton Botanic Gardens||We'll be hosting a plant sale and serving afternoon tea for our visitors.|
|VIC||Geelong Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|VIC||Karwarra Australian Plant Garden||TBC|
|VIC||Kyneton Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|VIC||Malmsbury Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|VIC||Wilson Botanic Park Berwick||TBC|
|VIC||George Pentland Botanic Gardens||TBC|
|VIC||Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, Daylesford||You will have the opportunity to join our Head Gardener on a guided garden tour. The Friends of Wombat Hill will also be hosting a Plant Sale.||http://www.wombathill.org.au/|
|WA||Kings Park and Botanic Garden||We'll be offering free guided walks by expert guides. Stay tuned for more activities!|