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Celebrating National Science Week

The free tours may be all booked out but you can still join in the fun for National Science Week (16 - 24 August) with plant fact decals dotted throughout both Gardens and brand-new videos featuring Gardens’ scientists and horticulturists.

The decals feature fascinating plant facts and highlight the important role that plants play in everyday life. With 20 to find at Melbourne Gardens and 10 at Cranbourne Gardens, the plant fact trails are a fun and educational way to discover the Gardens!

The Gardens has also produced five informative short videos featuring scientists and horticulturists from the National Herbarium of Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, and Cranbourne Gardens.

The videos support the booked-out guided tours and cover the topics Bushland Biodiversity, Conserving Rare and Threatened Species, Greening the Gardens, The secret of the Eucalypt, and Hidden Treasures of the Herbarium.

Made possible thanks to a grant from the Inspiring Australia Initiative supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week, the videos can be viewed via the Gardens’ You Tube channel