Take a punt at the Horticultural and Gardening Festival

Garden enthusiast or plants person, there’s bound to something to celebrate at the Horticultural and Gardening Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (9 – 11 October).

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria will be at the festival as we celebrate plants, gardening and our gardens.

If you’ve enjoyed the unseasonal ‘summer’ weather this week, then join in the discussion when Gardens’ Director and Chief Executive Prof. Tim Entwisle proposes ‘Why Australia needs more seasons’. His talk is at 12.45pm on Saturday in the Presentation Room of the Grand Pavilion. Later in the afternoon he’ll be enthusing about ‘Rock stars of the plant world’ at 2.30pm on the Main Stage.

Visit our stand in the Town Square where we’ll have a pop-up shop and information about ‘What’s On’ at both our great gardens. And if you’ve ever wanted to go punting on Ornamental Lake at Melbourne Gardens, then make sure you sign up for our e-Newsletter when you visit our stand. We’re offering a double pass for punting to one a lucky new e-News subscriber. 

Our Friends’ groups will be on site at the Festival, too. And for the artistically inclined, the Melbourne Friends will have a botanical ‘artist-in-residence’ on hand at their stand in the Grand Pavilion to demonstrate the finer points of botanic illustration.