Programs and Initiatives

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is a leader in innovative public programming and world-leading botanical, horticultural and conservation research. 

News and Stories

Welcome to News and Stories - the best place to keep up to date with all things Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

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Southern Brown Bandicoot

At Cranbourne Gardens we are lucky to be the custodians of a large population of Southern brown bandicoots. With a few small actions, we can improve their chances of surviving and thriving in South-East Melbourne.

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Landscape Succession Strategy

On 28 April 2016, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria publicly released its Landscape Succession Strategy that will guide the management of Melbourne Gardens through climatic change into the next century – launching it 170 years to the day when land for Melbourne’s much-loved botanic gardens was set aside on the south bank of the Yarra River.

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Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens

The Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens brings together botanic organisations and friends to take action to protect and enable adaptation of botanic landscapes in a changing climate. By working together, we can protect our treasured botanic landscapes.

Further information about the Climate Change Alliance is coming soon.  

If you would like more information or wish to join please email

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