Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria
The Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria is responsible to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Board administers the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, the National Herbarium of Victoria, the State Botanical Collection and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE). Patron of the Royal Botanic Gardens is Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE, a valued supporter of the Gardens for many years.
To connect people with our natural world by advancing knowledge and understanding of the value of plants.
To advance knowledge, enjoyment and conservation of plants through excellence in biodiversity research and management, horticultural displays and public programs.
In all our dealings with Government, our sponsors, staff, supporters and volunteers, visitors and clients, we commit to Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Team Work, Accountability, Excellence and Leadership.
- To conserve, protect and improve the botanic gardens and managed land and their collections of living plants
- To conserve and enhance the State Botanical Collection and National Herbarium of Victoria
- To provide for the use of the State Botanical Collection or plants or plant specimens at the botanic gardens or managed land for scientific or reference purposes, consistent with accepted international practice
- To increase public knowledge and awareness of plants and plant communities
- To provide for the use of the Botanic Gardens for education, public enjoyment and tourism
- To provide for the carrying out of and contribution to research into biodiversity and the conservation of biodiversity.
Last updated 01 May 2012