Inaugural Garden Festival

What a beautiful day we had for our Inaugural Garden Festival and what a great success!  


  • Around 250 people joined us.

  • 120 people enjoyed the Devonshire Teas baked up by the Manly branch of the CWA.

  • The Scouts' sausage sizzle sold out in record time.  

  • Uncle Max presided over the smoking ceremony.

  • The Wollemi Pine was dedicated and planted by our Patron, James Griffin (Member for Manly), supported by Michael Regan (Mayor Northern Beaches Council) and Lorraine  Emerson (Garden Clubs of Australia).

  • Our free walk 'n' talk tours were  enjoyed by so many people we lost count!

It was truly memorable and we will share those memories soon, so check back here or on Facebook.

Our Patron

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The Friends of Ivanhoe Park Botanic Garden
meet the third Monday of the month at an informal social
get-together featuring interesting speakers, Q&As and any relevant updates on upcoming events, off-site tours and ongoing work in the Garden

Celebrate, catch up and test your knowledge
at our monthly Get-together

Wednesday, February 10, 2021


Join us 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Manly Bowling Club, Raglan Street.

All welcome. Grab a drink from the bar and join us downstairs.

We can be contacted by email at 

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