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Celebrating 50 years

We're turning 50! 2 January 2021 will mark 50 years since Wollongong Botanic Garden opened daily to the public, and we have a full year of celebrations planned throughout the year.

Connect to nature in the stunning surrounds of the Garden at one of our upcoming events or activities, bring some friends for a picnic, or just come for a walk to explore and enjoy the serenity.

Featured events

Get set for a full year of celebrations throughout 2021!

Browse below to find some of the activities happening for our 50th anniversary. And keep an eye out for other great programs including:

  • Sunset Cinema: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until 28 February 2021
  • HONK! @ The Garden: 2pm - 6pm, Saturday 2 January 2021 POSTPONED
  • Sunday Sounds: every Sunday 2 to 4pm, from 3 January to 28 February 2021 PERFORMANCE 3 JAN POSTPONED
  • Sculpture in the Garden: from 6 February to 14 March 2021
  • Valentine's Day: 14 February 2021
  • Botanic Art & Photography Exhibition 5 - 7 March 2021
  • Botanic Gardens Day 30 May 2021.

More details will be added soon so check back regularly for updates.

    Monday 18 January 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Become a Junior Climate Detective and learn about how the climate is affecting our plants and animals these Summer School Holidays.
    Tuesday 19 January 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Become a Junior Climate Detective and learn about how the climate is affecting our plants and animals these Summer School Holidays.
    Wednesday 20 January 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Become a Junior Climate Detective and learn about how the climate is affecting our plants and animals these Summer School Holidays.
    Thursday 21 January 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Become a Junior Climate Detective and learn about how the climate is affecting our plants and animals these Summer School Holidays.
    Friday 22 January 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Become a Junior Climate Detective and learn about how the climate is affecting our plants and animals these Summer School Holidays.
    Sunday 24 January 2021
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden listening to free live music, featuring talent from our region.
    Sunday 31 January 2021
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden listening to free live music, featuring talent from our region.
    Sunday 7 February 2021
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden listening to free live music, featuring talent from our region.
    Sunday 14 February 2021
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden listening to free live music, featuring talent from our region.
    Sunday 21 February 2021
    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
    Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden listening to free live music, featuring talent from our region.