A chance to learn about the history, ecology and management of the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Discovery Centre.
A new era has begun for the Boon Wurrung Café at Cranbourne Gardens.
Students will be able to explore the relationship between their own health and wellbeing as part of a new education program.
The delicate forms of red algae specimens now adorn Henry Bucks’ latest accessory collection.
Introducing a new online guide to the vascular plants of Victoria
Dr Chris Williams will describe the edible landscaping research project he heads at Burnley Horticultural College.
A guided tour of the Princes Lawn, where several members of the Royal Family have planted trees.
Lynsey Poore describes the beautiful gardens of Paris in the springtime.
A self-drive day trip to a landscape designer’s private garden in Kilsyth.
Author Carolyn Landon will talk about the subject of her recent biography, Banksia Lady: Celia Rosser, Botanical Artist.
Botanical artist and teacher Dianne Emery will give a three-day workshop on how to paint a tulip.
A guided tour of Hopetoun and Huntingfield Lawns.
Photographers Kornelia Freeman and Ulo Pukk describe how their latest book was created.
Enjoy cocktails with the Friends on the lawn of historic Gardens House.
Treat yourself to traditional high tea with views of the stunning gardens, lawns and lake!
Play, explore, create and plant on this fun morning in The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden
Specialised tours tailored to meet your group’s needs.
This walk provides a snapshot of seasonal colour and an overview of the Australian Garden.
TeamUp with your family and friends to discover the wonderful wildflowers.
Contributed papers A new species of Podolepis (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) from New South Wales (PDF - 2.79 MB) J.A. Jeanes pp. 3–9 Elevation...
Volunteering with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria may be just the thing for you!
A consignment of 24 rare plants have been sent to Queensland as part of a donation other botanic gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has joined forces with The Diggers Club to encourage and invest in the next generation of horticulturists.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria now offers a Horticultural Internship Program at Melbourne Gardens.
The Internship Program is a seasonal program that is unpaid, practically based, and ‘hands on’ that provides a great learning opportunity...
Professor Tim Entwisle makes a case for five plants that could save us.
This two-day intensive workshop will cover how to portray the detailed structure of eucalyptus flowers.
This week saw a final reduction of the Separation Tree’s canopy performed by Melbourne Gardens’ arborists.
We had a wonderful response to the reinstatement of our group and have welcomed several newcomers. Some of us have made ‘a small basket...
During June, the Gardens is evolving with the transition to a new name and a refreshed look and feel.
Visitors to the Melbourne Gardens will be pleased to see the restoration of the William Tell Rest House just over twelve months since it...
Our Nuytsia floribunda is now classified as a significant tree, to be preserved for future generations
Refereed journal articles Birch, J.L., Berwick, F., Walsh, N.G., Cantrill, D.J. and Murphy, D.J. (accepted 2015). Distribution of...
Noushka Reiter manages our newly established Orchid Conservation Centre, which has an exciting capacity for large-scale conservation...
Project summary The aim of the Foreign Collection Project is to database specimens collected outside of Australia and held at the National...
The extensive holdings of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (MEL) held at the National Herbarium of Victoria include a collection of...
Take a traditional punt cruise on Ornamental Lake and float around its bays and islands. View the landscapes as never before and get up...
An all-day bus tour under the expert leadership of the very experienced Arborist John Fordham visiting many fine examples of Australian...
Callistemons and melaleucas will be fully explored in this all-day workshop.
A self-drive day trip to two gardens in the upper Yarra ranges. Full driving instructions provided after booking.
An introduction to botanical art via pencil and watercolour.
A relaxing way to discover this 38 hectare garden, enjoy the commentary and absorb the stunning views.
This day pass entitles you to a discount for one guided tour of your choice plus a daily pass for the Garden Explorer.
Enjoy two daily guided tours at a reduced rate with a winter pass.
Buy a cuppa and enjoy an informal chat about all things plants with one of our Garden Ambassadors as part of our horticultural café...
Join acclaimed textile artist Leesa Chandler for a weeklong series of workshops exploring the art of sewing and stitchery techniques.
Discover the magic of wildflower fairies and elves through storytelling and activities.
Fern Gully has been reopened today by the Gardens’ Director and Chief Executive, Professor Tim Entwisle after a five-month upgrade.
Starting this Saturday 11 April, make sure you book early to take part in our special Nature Play Week activities!
The Royal Botanic Gardens together with the Diggers Club are excited to announce a new apprenticeship scheme.
The team at Cranbourne Gardens enjoyed a range of international dishes for A Taste of Harmony today.
See how the Titan Arum developed from a tiny tip to a 2.63m giant in just over five weeks!
At 2.58m, the Titan Arum in the Tropical Glasshouse is the tallest ever recorded in Australia!
CRANBOURNE GARDENS Flora Australis Plants for your place Garden Explorer Group Tour Double pass: Plants for your Place PLUS Flora Australis...
Enjoy a glass of bubbles at the Veuve Clicquot Airstream pop-up diner at Melbourne Gardens.
Spoil your Valentine with a special outing at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne!
His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria, officially opened the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens...
Registrations are now open for the Fungimap 8 conference in Batemans Bay from 16 – 21 April.
The new enclosed Gathering Lawn area has shady trees, a water feature and plenty of green space to run, jump and play. This unique garden...
Choose from one of the following themes: Teddy Bears Picnic Garden Fairy Party Dinosaur Stomp Party Available Saturday and Sundays: 10.30am...
All three sections of new steel boardwalks and bridges are now complete ahead of a planned opening in April.
Waste recycling and reuse practices at Melbourne Gardens have received a boost with Eco Bins placed at each desk.
Volumes 20 – 33 of Muelleria , a scientific research journal published by the Gardens, are now available to browse online.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, plant sciences and biodiversity seminar series.
Congratulations to Reannon and Heather, recipients of Jim Willis studentships for 2015.
Catch a free shuttle bus to this year’s Family Fun Day at Cranbourne Gardens on Wednesday 21 January!
A shoot on one of the Gardens’ Amorphophallus titanum (Titan Arum) plants has staff wondering if a flower is on its way!
Recent investigations have confirmed that the 400 year-old Separation Tree, damaged in vandalism attacks in 2010 and 2013, is dying.
Find out how you can help native animals as the weather warms up.
The Royal Botanic Gardens want to honour some of Melbourne’s favourite sons and daughters, and Nick Cave is the perfect place to...
The old Burr Oak on Oak Lawn is being removed and replaced with a succession tree.
FunKey: Key to Agarics has launched! It is the first comprehensive, interactive key to the genera of agarics known from Australia.
Contributed papers A new species of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) from northern Queensland, Australia (PDF – 206 kB) L.A. Craven and A.J. Ford pp....
Cover and front matter (PDF – 181 kB) Contributed papers Taxonomic studies of Australian Senecio (Asteraceae) 4. A revision of Senecio...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 78 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genus Nephroma in Australia (PDF – 225 kB) S.H.J.J. Louwhoff pp. 3–10...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 693 kB) Contributed papers A new species of Lepraria (lichenized Ascomycetes) from Tasmania’s wet forests...
Eucalyptus workshop with Marta Salamon will concentrate on portraying specific qualities of eucalypts.
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.
Explore the stunning Melbourne Gardens from the comfort of our new 25-seat people mover!
Enjoy a social, relaxing and inspiring afternoon with guest speaker Millie Ross.
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)...
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, with live commentary and stunning views.
Relax to harp music composed in the Gardens by our resident harpist Michael Johnson
Speak with our Garden Ambassadors for home garden tips and tricks.
The Gathering Lawn in the Children’s Garden is available to book for a range of celebrations.
Only one more sleep until the revamped and extended Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden opens to the public!
Gardens’ staff are putting the final touches on new areas of the Children’s Garden ahead of reopening on Saturday 25 October 2014.