UP THE GARDEN PATHS
‘‘ FROM this weekend, Victoria’s Goldfields Gardens will host a series of 150th anniversary events. Ballarat Botanical Gardens
September 23: Vintage Tramways event, 2.30pm.
September 24: Tree planting by the Governor, 2pm.
October 6: Opening of spring floral display, 2pm. On show to November 18.
October 28: Ballarat Memorial Concert Band, 2pm-4pm.
October 31: Ballarat & Clarendon College Bands, 1pm.
November 9-January 20: Why the Tree? exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. White Hills Botanic Gardens, Bendigo
November 10: Botanical Illustrators’ Open Day at Samuel Gadd House, Napoleon Street.
November 11: Sculpture in the Park, 10am-3pm.
November 16: Botanic Gardens: Their Past and Future Acclimatisation Role, lecture by Lee Andrews, 8pm, Samuel Gadd House. (03) 5444 0053.
November 17: Plant sale at Samuel Gadd House.
November 18: Picnic in the Park, 10am4pm. Tree planting, 11am; official commissioning of recycled water irrigation system, noon; afternoon guided walks. Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
November 3-11: The Castlemaine Festival of Gardens: 17 private gardens and Buda and Castlemaine Botanical Gardens open. www.festivalofgardens.org. Malmsbury Botanic Garden
November 18: Malmsbury Village Fair, 10am-5pm. (03) 5423 2008. Lee Mylne