Discover the Children’s Garden Children participate in hands-on activities in the Children’s Garden, where they will discover the wonderful...
Contributed papers Taxonomic reassessment of Kelleria (Thymelaeaceae) in Australia and recognition of a new endemic Victorian species (PDF...
Gardens’ Senior Mycologist, Dr Tom May has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Australian Natural History Medallion.
Insects & Plants Workshop – presented by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Explore the stunning Melbourne Gardens from the comfort of our new 25-seat people mover!
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Special tour of the Desalination plant as well as the dunes, bird hide and Williams Beach.
Children participate in hands-on activities in the Children’s Garden, where they will discover the wonderful world of plants through a...
Specifically-designed programs take your vacation care group on a journey of discovery.
Join Melbourne garden historian Richard Aitken and garden writer Christine Reid at an afternoon tea to celebrate the release of The...
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) planted the first seedling of the Gallipoli...
Professor Tim Entwisle has been named ‘Horticulturist of the Year 2014’ at the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH)...
Bushwalker, photographer and naturalist Geoff Lay will give a talk about the flora he has photographed in every state of Australia over a...
Experienced birdwatcher David Plant will take Friends’ members through the Gardens to find birds including Black Swans and Sulphur-crested...
Melbourne’s environment is facing three primary challenges: population growth and intensification, urban heating and climate change.
Classes in botanical illustration are held by the Friends seven days a week.
A workshop in botanical illustration.
A relaxing way to discover this 38 hectare garden, enjoy the commentary and absorb the stunning views.
Book a special space in the new area of the Children’s Garden for your next celebration!
During summer you can experience the Gardens like never before, find Disney Fairies hidden in the Gardens. Collect them all!
Michael Johnson performs music in Medieval, Celtic and Renaissance styles inspired by beautiful gardens.
Create a picture on the ground with gathered materials before making your own Stickman to take home.
Look at the waterbugs under a microscope, learn about water plants and test the water conditions.
Drop into our outdoor library to enjoy the top ten gardening books that are hot this summer.
Visit the Garden Shed and speak with our Garden Ambassadors about sustainable gardening practices for your home garden.
Come join the launch of a unique new Australian artisan connection between Jardin Tan and Moo Brew!
Join botanists and authors of Sustainable Gardening as they discuss sustainable garden design.
Dry climate gardening can be more adventurous than a cacti garden. Learn from John Arnott about the best dry climate plants for you.
Discover the delights of dirt by being a junior gardener. Design a garden, pot up a plant, create a mulch mosaic and watch our worm farm in...
Learn how succulents survive the summer heat. Pot up a summer succulent to take home with you. This activity takes 15 minutes.
Enjoy a very special storytime with author and artist of Lily and the Fairy House and Isabella’s Secret, Jane Tanner.
Author and artist of Lily and the Fairy House and Isabella’s Secret - Jane Tanner, will be signing books and engaging children in her fairy...
Journey into the bushland and discover the native animals that emerge at twilight.
Find out what climate change means for us and what we can do about it. Take home a drought tolerant, carbon fixing plant to get you started...
From December, the Gathering Lawn in the Children’s Garden will be available to book for a range of celebrations.
Join us for the official launch of the brand new Disney Fairies Trail app at Melbourne Gardens!
Only one more sleep until the revamped and extended Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden opens to the public!
Preliminary reseach findings presented by Cho Kwong Charlie Lam.
Gardens’ staff are putting the final touches on new areas of the Children’s Garden ahead of reopening on Saturday 25 October.
This presentation by one of the world’s leading garden historians explores the ‘feigned truth’ of landscape architecture.
An exploration of how Jean Galbraith used the National Herbarium of Victoria, plant sciences and biodiversity seminar series
The glasshouses at Melbourne Gardens are bursting with over 2,000 new plants destined for Fern Gully.
Journey into the lands of the Koolin nation with an Indigenous Guide. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony.
Enjoy the launch of Clive Blazey’s new book with a stylish morning tea.
After its Winter break the much-loved Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden has reopened with lots of new places to discover.
Cover and front matter (PDF – 569 kB) Contributed papers Resolution of the Thelymitra fuscolutea R. Br. (Orchidaceae) complex of southern...
Visit the Pop-Up Community Garden, brought to you by the Home and Community Care program at the City of Casey.
A detailed survey of all 6,500 trees at Melbourne Gardens is currently underway.
Preparations have begun for the 2014 Listen Out music festival at Melbourne Gardens on Saturday 4 October.
Cover and front matter (PDF – 198 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genus Umbilicaria Hoffm. in Tasmania (PDF – 676 kB) G. Kantvilas and S....
Cover and front matter (PDF – 239 kB) Contributed papers Acacia 2006: Knowing and growing Australian wattles (PDF – 3.69 MB) D.J. Murphy...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 226 kB) Contributed papers A conspectus of high-country Craspedia Forst.f. (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) of...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 236 kB) Contributed papers A revision of the Brachyscome linearifolia DC. group (Asteraceae: Astereae) from...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 228 kB) Contributed papers Notes on Australian taxa of Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae): typification and...
Make the most of the spring sunshine on a school holiday program at the Gardens!
The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne present Botanical Art classes to fine-tune your artistic skills!
Happy World Water Monitoring Day! Both Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens reduced water use in 2013-14.
Project summary Eucalypts dominate a large proportion of the Australian landscape and knowledge of their diversification gives insight into...
Cranbourne Gardens’ volunteers enjoyed a visit to three of Melbourne’s best community gardens on their annual Big Day Out.
Third-year students from Monash University are analysing the constructed wetlands at Melbourne Gardens as part of their studies.
Discovery tour - Marysville & Lake Mountain region - presented by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
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The latest book by Prof. Tim Entwisle, Sprinter and Sprummer: Australia’s Changing Seasons , is out today!
A new partnership will see the Royal Botanic Gardens become Victoria’s largest centre for the conservation of rare and threatened orchids.
Angharad works on the Global Plants Initiative, a collaborative international project aiming to digitise type specimens and other botanical...
What they can tell us about changes in botany between the 1950s and now Graeme Lorimer
National Science Week is underway! Take the plant fact trail and hear from the Gardens’ scientists as they bring plants to life.
Rangers at Melbourne Gardens went beyond the call of duty to rescue a pair of Cashmere Lop-eared rabbits on Saturday.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announces a $500,000 boost for fire services at Melbourne Gardens.
The much-anticipated Jardin Tan restaurant is now open at Melbourne Gardens.
Recently-discovered historical files are helping Gardens’ staff and volunteers to accurately map the Camellia Collection.
Explore the history, diverse plants and wildlife of the Lake by land and water. Includes a punt on Ornamental Lake.
Join a talented member of our horticulture team and find out what they are working on in the Australian Garden during spring.
Buy a cuppa and enjoy an informal chat about all things plants with one of our Garden Ambassadors during our Horticultural Café Program.
Coffee has returned to Observatory Gate with the opening of Jardin Tan kiosk this morning.
Join Gardens’ experts on a range of FREE tours at Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens as part of National Science Week (16 – 24 August).
The ‘Essence of Australia’ show garden has been awarded Best in Show and a Gold Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014!
Discover ‘The Point of View of the Universe’ according to Australian philosopher and acclaimed author Professor Peter Singer.
The Essence of Australia show garden is progressing to schedule with just five days until opening in London.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, plant sciences and biodiversity seminar series.
Cover and front matter (PDF - 1.04 MB) Contributed papers A revision of Alphitonia (Rhamnaceae) for Australia (PDF - 2.56 MB) A.R. Bean pp....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 118 kB) Contributed papers Type studies of Australian species of Inocybe (Inocybaceae) (PDF - 540 kB) P. B....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 129 kB) Contributed papers Six new infraspecific taxa in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) for Victoria (PDF - 214 kB)...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 217 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genera Japewia and Japewiella in Tasmania (PDF - 798 kB) G. Kantvilas...
Join a guide on this free walk to record features of specific plants and animals in the Gardens.
There’s lots to see and do at the Gardens during the winter school holidays!
Grab your walking shoes and help monitor the biodiversity of Melbourne Gardens on a free guided walk!
Community organisation Life Without Barriers held a special smoking ceremony at Cranbourne Gardens in honour of their staff and volunteers.
In the Friends In Focus group we get together to have fun and learn about photography, take photos and enhance and practise our skills in a...
For the first time in the event’s 10-year history, The Long Walk will travel through Melbourne Gardens on 31 May.
Four staff from Cranbourne Gardens have been awarded Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarships from the Maud Gibson Trust.
The Woodland Picnic Area has re-opened today after Gardens’ staff and the CFA safely conducted a 2.2 hectare prescribed burn on...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 212 kB) Contributed papers Typification of infrageneric taxa in Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) (PDF - 112 kB) A....