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.



Spring Dates


Sunday 13th September - Melbourne Chamber Orchestra concert at the Daylesford Town Hall.
We will do interval refreshments again this year. Any homemade biscuits would be be very welcome. Please drop off at the Town Hall between 2.00 and 2.30 and let me know what you you will be making beforehand. A batch of something gluten free is always welcome too. 
If you would like to serve tea, coffee or wine on the day, please contact me. It will be 2.30 - 3.45 as interval will be about 3.10 and probably only round 20 mins.
Sunday 20th September - Verna Baker’s Friendship Garden Day at Boots Gully, 695 Basalt Road, Basalt. 1.30 - 5.00
Those of you who know Verna and her garden will be very aware of how special this day is. 35,000 daffodils! A charming country garden and afternoon tea to share. Please bring a plate of something to add to the array here - but Verna provides tea and coffee. Sensible shoes advised.
Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November - Cup Weekend Grand Spring Plant Sale. 10.00 - 4.00
The Growing Friends have been working very hard every freezing Thursday through the winter to prepare for this. 
Irises ahoy! But lots more too. Recently big clumps of ornamental grasses have been potted up, and we have the usual array of the unusual and the tough at VERY reasonable prices.
Volunteering on the day (days) is always good fun and we are looking forward to seeing you and a crowd of cashed up friends of Friends sometime over the two days. Let me know if you’d like to help.


Contact Us

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


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