"Friends Meeting Place"
Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month, until further notice
9:00am - 12:00pm
Friends of the Gardens volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month too...
The "Friends Meeting Place" is a regular place for the Friends of the Gardens Volunteers to gather. They meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... 9.00am - 12 noon These gatherings continue throughout the year (except school holidays… unless the volunteers want to work with Maya and young children)
What happens at the 'Friends Meeting Place'?
*Friends of the Gardens meet and socialize
*Help out the Botanic Garden's staff with plant label making and placing labels in the botanic gardens
*Using the Botanic Gardens camera,' Friends' can photograph what is flowering or fruiting in the Botanic Gardens to assist with a "flowering diary" and in the future create a fantastic and accurate DATA BASE!
*Friends can share cuttings, bulbs, seeds, fruits, recipes etc.
*Researching plants for signage, self-guided walks or just to add to their own knowledge can be done on the Friends' computer or for those who prefer books, there is a wealth of plant and creature related literature in both the Friends Library and the Botanic Gardens library.
*Friends can be part of the plant's stock-take, a great way to learn which plant is which.
*Go on mini walks with Maya and learn more about the Gardens…so maybe guided walks led by Friends can occur more frequently during the cooler months
* Friends who attend the Heritage Gardens Working Bees (on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays too) might like to refresh with a cuppa after their morning toil, cool down in the air-conditioning (muddy boots are welcome) and catch up with others.
Let us know what you think or share some other ideas. This is a new venture for the Garden Friends and we are open to any suggestions. Call Maya on 49527300 or 0409750453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .