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Bendigo Botanic Gardens Visitor Hub Opening

October 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DJANDAK was engaged to provide cultural input into the design of the new Visitor Hub section of the Bendigo Botanic Garden including the built form, planting palette, language place names, education and gathering spaces and interpretive signage. The Kapa Gatjin (Knowing Water) advisory group explored the project brief and provided significant cultural input into these aspects of the project and generously shared their cultural knowledge to help develop a new Djaara cultural landscape for the whole community to enjoy.


The City of Greater Bendigo will official open The Botanical Gardens Central Hub (Larni Garingilang) on behalf of Mayor, Cr Andrea Metcalf on Saturday 8th Oct, 2022.


Larni Garingilang (meaning home of growth in the language of the Dja Dja Wurrung is an exciting $7M cultural precinct that features:

  • A new café/function centre building with community rooms
  • New gardens with over 15,000 local indigenous plants
  • Gathering and educational spaces
  • Wetlands and ponds
  • Stormwater harvesting system


The project has been funded by $3.75M from the Victorian Government – Building Works package, $1.75M from the Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, $550,000 from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and $1M from the City of Greater Bendigo.  A further $10,000 contribution from Friends of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens assisted with the design of the project.




October 8, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm