The newest and most recent entrance gates at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (RBG Melbourne) were installed on the redeveloped Observatory site. Known as O Gate, these grand gates stand near the Visitor Centre on the path to the Gardens proper.
One of the Gardens most significant projects at RBG Melbourne in recent years was the development of the Observatory site in the late 1990s. As part of this development, a grand set of large gates near to the Visitor Centre were installed. These gates are referred to as the Observatory Gates, or O Gate. Visitors to the Gardens arrive at the Observatory Plaza site and are lead into the Gardens proper through this magnificent set of gates.
The gates combine plant imagery with historical references and were designed and installed in 1999 by a local artist Daryl Cowie.
Last updated 27 Jan 2010