Working bees

We receive valuable hands-on help from our Friends in many ways.

Some work from their homes editing our publications, others travel to the Garden for working bees to paint and repair buildings, replace old irrigation and lay new lines and plant and label new plants.  Well over 3000 volunteer hours have been given to the Garden during the last year.

Renewal of the Glasshouse or Misting House will occur between March 12th and 17th 2022

The Friends’ working bee for this year will be held between April 24th and May 1st 2022

A working bee attended by SOWN volunteers will be held between 20th and 23rd May 2022

In preparation for Spring Day there will be another working bee from 24th to 28th August 2022

Recent working bees have been held:

Saturday 24th April until Saturday 1st May.

Saturday 12th June until Tuesday 22nd June

Friday 16th May until Monday 19th July

Monday 23rd August until Monday 30th August

Lots of work is done but we try to enjoy some down time during these working bees to enjoy the Garden.

The hard working Friends of the Garden team relaxing at the end of                          another productive day at The Garden 

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A bird's eye view of the bird hide

A bird’s eye view

Shelley and Wendy hard at work in the Hybrid Garden

Volunteers working in the Hybrid garden

One year old 'Dorothy' at the Honeyeater Walk

 Dorothy Gordon grevillea at the Honeyeater Walk


Please contact the Garden Office for details of future working bees.

Heavy duty mulching of the garden between the cottages        Honeyeater Walk - the finished product