• Nature Play

    Delight your child’s senses with free nature play experiences on Oak Lawn and the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden this Spring.
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  • Trace Balla Book Launch

    Join Trace Balla, songman Andrew McSweeney, and Wildlife Victoria to celebrate the launch of Leaf-Light.
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  • Forest Therapy

    This guided wellbeing experience will bolster your mental and physical health by reducing stress levels, regulating pulse and blood pressure and elevating your mood.
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  • Domain Discovery Tour

    Explore more of Melbourne’s beautiful Domain Precinct in this expansive tour of the Shrine of Remembrance and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
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  • Secret Life of Birds

    On this guided walk, spot water birds nesting around Ornamental Lake and delight in the sights and sounds of the birds that call the Gardens home.
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  • Harp Meditations

    Relax and take in the colours of sunset at the Arid Garden whilst listening to the soothing sounds of music composed by harpist Michael Johnson.
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  • The Explorer

    Discover the beauty of this inner-city oasis and enjoy live commentary in the comfort of an open-air minibus. Admire rolling lawns and the stunning living collections at Melbourne Gardens.
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  • ClimateWatch Walk

    Join our ClimateWatch advocates on this free guided walk to monitor biodiversity at Melbourne Gardens.
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Melbourne Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne has been a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life for more than 170 years – much loved by generations of Victorians, as well as by many visitors from interstate and overseas. It is a picturesque haven for recreation and an important resource for education, conservation, science and horticulture.

Melbourne Gardens extends over 38 hectares and houses a collection of more than 8,500 species of plants from around the world, including amazing and diverse plant collections such as camellias, rainforest flora, cacti and succulents, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, cycads, plants from Southern China and, in the Rare and Threatened Species Collection, plants from south-eastern Australia.

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