Welcome to the Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

The Friends is a lively and dedicated group formed in 1995 with the aim of promoting and supporting Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. 

Established on a volcanic hill that provides spectacular views of Daylesford and surrounding countryside, WHBG’s story stretches back to the Gold Rush era and we continue to be charmed by its towering trees, shaded avenues and rolling lawns.

We invite you to join with us in celebrating our remarkable horticultural heritage as we work to ensure its preservation and enhancement.



The Bluebell Wood


Clearing and mowing undertaken since the first lot of storm damage on the north side of the Gardens has all but destroyed the old drifts of bluebells under the trees in that area.
We have ordered a few thousand(!) bulbs to restore this magical and rather secret place.
Come along to a bulb planting working bee and get-together on Sunday 6th March - meet at 9.30 at the Shed and bring a picnic too if you are so inclined.
The plan is to have the area already prepared for planting and topsoil ready to spread over the bulbs once they are in situe and right way up!! No digging, but lots of bending! You’ll need gloves and buckets and trowels.
Please email Patrice if you can be there.



Contact Us

Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
PO Box 267
Daylesford VIC 3460


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