We’ve got some ideas on how to make Frankston’s George Pentland Botanic Gardens even more green, engaging and resilient. Tell us what you think and help shape a Master Vision for our botanic gardens. Share your thoughts and ideas by 5pm 12 December.

George Pentland Botanic Gardens Master Vision

The George Pentland Botanic Gardens is a special place that's close to the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre. It is a destination for everyone to explore, learn and play and to apprecite its botanical, cultural and environmental values.

We are developing a Master Vision for the George Pentland Botanic Gardens to carefully guide future improvements and ensure it is responsive to climate, culture and the wellbeing of visitors and the community. The vision will provide guiding principles and a strategic framework for future projects and priorities.

There are opportunities to improve and transform the gardens by:

  • Increasing, preserving and reinforcing the Botanical functions of the Gardens to strengthen its role as a regional destination and space for the community to gather and learn.
  • Providing all abilities access to and within the gardens for everyone that visits.
  • Promoting social connection and wellbeing by creating better places to rest, reflect and picnic throughout the gardens.
  • Celebrating culture and community by creating safer, high quality areas for small events and activities to reduce impact on the gardens and to allow it to thrive into the future.
  • Nurturing the gardens through a review of recent damage to the gardens caused by extreme weather events and reinstating new and resilient garden collections.
  • Exemplifying responsive and good design.

What else is happening in the gardens?

Council was successful in securing a Victorian State Government grant through the Growing Victoria's Botanic Gardens grants program to assist in delivering path improvements to improve all abilities access from the western entry.

Path works are planned to commence in 2022 with further information to be provided.

The Gardens are currently closed for emergency works in response to recent extreme weather events. Areas of the gardens, including the lake and fern gully areas, have been severely impacted. We welcome your feedback in relation to the reinstatement of these areas.

How can you help?

We would like to find out whether we got the vision for George Pentland Botanical Gardens right and is there is anything missing from the Master Plan? Please complete the survey below to provide your feedback.