Registrations are now open for the Fungimap 8 conference in Batemans Bay from 16 – 21 April.
The new enclosed Gathering Lawn area has shady trees, a water feature and plenty of green space to run, jump and play. This unique garden...
Choose from one of the following themes: Teddy Bears Picnic Garden Fairy Party Dinosaur Stomp Party Available Saturday and Sundays: 10.30am...
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All three sections of new steel boardwalks and bridges are now complete ahead of a planned opening in April.
Waste recycling and reuse practices at Melbourne Gardens have received a boost with Eco Bins placed at each desk.
Volumes 20 – 33 of Muelleria , a scientific research journal published by the Gardens, are now available to browse online.
Set amongst the floral displays of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the Garden State Cocktail Reception is truly a...
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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, plant sciences and biodiversity seminar series.
Congratulations to Reannon and Heather, recipients of Jim Willis studentships for 2015.
Catch a free shuttle bus to this year’s Family Fun Day at Cranbourne Gardens on Wednesday 21 January!
Take a leisurely stroll around the leafy greenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens for a progressive breakfast-on-the-move.
A shoot on one of the Gardens’ Amorphophallus titanum (Titan Arum) plants has staff wondering if a flower is on its way!
Recent investigations have confirmed that the 400 year-old Separation Tree, damaged in vandalism attacks in 2010 and 2013, is dying.
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Find out how you can help native animals as the weather warms up.
The Royal Botanic Gardens want to honour some of Melbourne’s favourite sons and daughters, and Nick Cave is the perfect place to...
The old Burr Oak on Oak Lawn is being removed and replaced with a succession tree.
FunKey: Key to Agarics has launched! It is the first comprehensive, interactive key to the genera of agarics known from Australia.
Contributed papers A new species of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) from northern Queensland, Australia (PDF – 206 kB) L.A. Craven and A.J. Ford pp....
Cover and front matter (PDF – 181 kB) Contributed papers Taxonomic studies of Australian Senecio (Asteraceae) 4. A revision of Senecio...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 78 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genus Nephroma in Australia (PDF – 225 kB) S.H.J.J. Louwhoff pp. 3–10...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 693 kB) Contributed papers A new species of Lepraria (lichenized Ascomycetes) from Tasmania’s wet forests...
Eucalyptus workshop with Marta Salamon will concentrate on portraying specific qualities of eucalypts.
Dr Noushka Reiter discusses the Victorian Orchid Conservation Program
Celebrate the new year in the Ficus Forest in the Australian Garden. Meet new and old friends and enjoy the live music.
Discover the Children’s Garden Children participate in hands-on activities in the Children’s Garden, where they will discover the wonderful...
Contributed papers Taxonomic reassessment of Kelleria (Thymelaeaceae) in Australia and recognition of a new endemic Victorian species (PDF...
Gardens’ Senior Mycologist, Dr Tom May has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Australian Natural History Medallion.
A two-day workshop, best suited to artists with a degree of capability in drawing.
Explore the stunning Melbourne Gardens from the comfort of our new 25-seat people mover!
An opportunity to savour the fresh air and magnificent scenery around Arthur’s Seat and along Main Ridge.
Children participate in hands-on activities in the Children’s Garden, where they will discover the wonderful world of plants through a...
Specifically-designed programs take your vacation care group on a journey of discovery.
Join Melbourne garden historian Richard Aitken and garden writer Christine Reid at an afternoon tea to celebrate the release of The...
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) planted the first seedling of the Gallipoli...
Professor Tim Entwisle has been named ‘Horticulturist of the Year 2014’ at the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH)...
Bushwalker, photographer and naturalist Geoff Lay will give a talk about the flora he has photographed in every state of Australia over a...
Experienced birdwatcher David Plant will take Friends’ members through the Gardens to find birds including Black Swans and Sulphur-crested...
Melbourne’s environment is facing three primary challenges: population growth and intensification, urban heating and climate change.
Classes in botanical illustration are held by the Friends seven days a week.
A workshop in botanical illustration.
A relaxing way to discover this 38 hectare garden, enjoy the commentary and absorb the stunning views.
Book a special space in the new area of the Children’s Garden for your next celebration!
During summer you can experience the Gardens like never before, find Disney Fairies hidden in the Gardens. Collect them all!
Michael Johnson performs music in Medieval, Celtic and Renaissance styles inspired by beautiful gardens.
Create a picture on the ground with gathered materials before making your own Stickman to take home.
Look at the waterbugs under a microscope, learn about water plants and test the water conditions.
Drop into our outdoor library to enjoy the top ten gardening books that are hot this summer.
Visit the Garden Shed and speak with our Garden Ambassadors about sustainable gardening practices for your home garden.
Come join the launch of a unique new Australian artisan connection between Jardin Tan and Moo Brew!
Join botanists and authors of Sustainable Gardening as they discuss sustainable garden design.
Dry climate gardening can be more adventurous than a cacti garden. Learn from John Arnott about the best dry climate plants for you.
Learn how succulents survive the summer heat. Pot up a summer succulent to take home with you. This activity takes 15 minutes.
Find out what climate change means for us and what we can do about it. Take home a drought tolerant, carbon fixing plant to get you started...
The Gathering Lawn in the Children’s Garden is available to book for a range of celebrations.
Join us for the official launch of the brand new Disney Fairies Trail app at Melbourne Gardens!
Only one more sleep until the revamped and extended Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden opens to the public!
Preliminary reseach findings presented by Cho Kwong Charlie Lam.
Gardens’ staff are putting the final touches on new areas of the Children’s Garden ahead of reopening on Saturday 25 October.
An exploration of how Jean Galbraith used the National Herbarium of Victoria, plant sciences and biodiversity seminar series
The glasshouses at Melbourne Gardens are bursting with over 2,000 new plants destined for Fern Gully.
Journey into the lands of the Koolin nation with an Indigenous Guide. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony.
Enjoy the launch of Clive Blazey’s new book with a stylish morning tea.
After its Winter break the much-loved Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden has reopened with lots of new places to discover.
Cover and front matter (PDF – 569 kB) Contributed papers Resolution of the Thelymitra fuscolutea R. Br. (Orchidaceae) complex of southern...
A detailed survey of all 6,500 trees at Melbourne Gardens is currently underway.
Preparations have begun for the 2014 Listen Out music festival at Melbourne Gardens on Saturday 4 October.
Cover and front matter (PDF – 198 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genus Umbilicaria Hoffm. in Tasmania (PDF – 676 kB) G. Kantvilas and S....
Cover and front matter (PDF – 239 kB) Contributed papers Acacia 2006: Knowing and growing Australian wattles (PDF – 3.69 MB) D.J. Murphy...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 226 kB) Contributed papers A conspectus of high-country Craspedia Forst.f. (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) of...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 236 kB) Contributed papers A revision of the Brachyscome linearifolia DC. group (Asteraceae: Astereae) from...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 228 kB) Contributed papers Notes on Australian taxa of Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae): typification and...
Make the most of the spring sunshine on a school holiday program at the Gardens!
The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne present Botanical Art classes to fine-tune your artistic skills!
Happy World Water Monitoring Day! Both Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens reduced water use in 2013-14.
Project summary Eucalypts dominate a large proportion of the Australian landscape and knowledge of their diversification gives insight into...
Cranbourne Gardens’ volunteers enjoyed a visit to three of Melbourne’s best community gardens on their annual Big Day Out.
Third-year students from Monash University are analysing the constructed wetlands at Melbourne Gardens as part of their studies.
Discovery tour - Marysville & Lake Mountain region - presented by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
The latest book by Prof. Tim Entwisle, Sprinter and Sprummer: Australia’s Changing Seasons , is out today!
A new partnership will see the Royal Botanic Gardens become Victoria’s largest centre for the conservation of rare and threatened orchids.
Angharad works on the Global Plants Initiative, a collaborative international project aiming to digitise type specimens and other botanical...
What they can tell us about changes in botany between the 1950s and now Graeme Lorimer
National Science Week is underway! Take the plant fact trail and hear from the Gardens’ scientists as they bring plants to life.
Rangers at Melbourne Gardens went beyond the call of duty to rescue a pair of Cashmere Lop-eared rabbits on Saturday.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announces a $500,000 boost for fire services at Melbourne Gardens.
The much-anticipated Jardin Tan restaurant is now open at Melbourne Gardens.