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.
This presentation by one of the world’s leading garden historians explores the ‘feigned truth’ of landscape architecture.
An exploration of how Jean Galbraith used the National Herbarium of Victoria, plant sciences and biodiversity seminar series
Australia’s Changing Seasons →
New Gathering Lawn →
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 is reopening with lots of new places to discover.
Learn about the fascinating local plants of this region and view a number of terrestrial orchids and other wildflowers in bloom.
Cover and front matter (PDF – 569 kB) Contributed papers Resolution of the Thelymitra fuscolutea R. Br. (Orchidaceae) complex of southern...
Visit the Pop-Up Community Garden, brought to you by the Home and Community Care program at the City of Casey.
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
Leading botanical artists are showing their original artwork of the highest standard. All works available for purchase.
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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.
Recently-discovered historical files are helping Gardens’ staff and volunteers to accurately map the Camellia Collection.
The Eucalyptus Walk provides the opportunity to observe plants that are now well established and beginning to reach their prime.
A special dipping day for those who want to dye small items (up to the size of a shirt) with indigo.
Award-winning landscape architect Phillip Johnson will describe the process of designing gardens, from small courtyards to large wetlands.
Gardens’ staff members Andrew Laidlaw and Peter Symes will provide an overview of their planned garden for families in the Gaza Strip.
Prof. Tim Entwisle, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, speaks about his new book, Sprinter and Sprummer: Australia’s Changing...
Robyn Tymms will demonstrate suitable techniques for creating beautiful arrangements with flowers.
Jill Burness of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne speaks about the process of planning the Australian Garden.
Explore the history, diverse plants and wildlife of the Lake by land and water. Includes a punt on Ornamental Lake.
Presentation by the Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria to discuss therapeutic gardening and its benefits for health and...
Learn to propagate native plants and enjoy a tour of the Nursery facilities. Includes a take-home native plant.
Seniors Week Special. Show your card and receive a 15% discount on your purchases at The Gardens Shop. One week only.
Grow your own spring seed head. Decorate its body with the wildflower colours of spring and wait to watch its hair grow!
Learn about wildflower identification techniques. Includes a presentation, wildflower walk and refreshments.
Visit the Australian Garden and learn about plant selection and cut flower arranging. Includes a guided walk and refreshments.
Join a talented member of our horticulture team and find out what they are working on in the Australian Garden during spring.
Vacation care groups only. Learn to conserve our precious biodiversity and water resources. Experiences include making a scarecrow, potting...
Buy a cuppa and enjoy an informal chat about all things plants with one of our Garden Ambassadors during our Horticultural Café Program.
Coffee has returned to Observatory Gate with the opening of Jardin Tan kiosk this morning.
Join Gardens’ experts on a range of FREE tours at Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens as part of National Science Week (16 – 24 August).
Enjoy lunch with award-winning landscape designer and media personality Jim Fogarty to hear about his recent success at Hampton Court...
The ‘Essence of Australia’ show garden has been awarded Best in Show and a Gold Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014!
Discover ‘The Point of View of the Universe’ according to Australian philosopher and acclaimed author Professor Peter Singer.
The Essence of Australia show garden is progressing to schedule with just five days until opening in London.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, plant sciences and biodiversity seminar series.
Cover and front matter (PDF - 1.04 MB) Contributed papers A revision of Alphitonia (Rhamnaceae) for Australia (PDF - 2.56 MB) A.R. Bean pp....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 118 kB) Contributed papers Type studies of Australian species of Inocybe (Inocybaceae) (PDF - 540 kB) P. B....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 129 kB) Contributed papers Six new infraspecific taxa in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) for Victoria (PDF - 214 kB)...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 217 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genera Japewia and Japewiella in Tasmania (PDF - 798 kB) G. Kantvilas...
Join a Garden Guide and a ClimateWatch Scientist on this free guided walk.
There’s lots to see and do at the Gardens during the winter school holidays!
Grab your walking shoes and help monitor the biodiversity of Melbourne Gardens on a free guided walk!
Community organisation Life Without Barriers held a special smoking ceremony at Cranbourne Gardens in honour of their staff and volunteers.
In the Friends In Focus group we get together to have fun and learn about photography, take photos and enhance and practise our skills in a...
For the first time in the event’s 10-year history, The Long Walk will travel through Melbourne Gardens on 31 May.
Four staff from Cranbourne Gardens have been awarded Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarships from the Maud Gibson Trust.
The Woodland Picnic Area has re-opened today after Gardens’ staff and the CFA safely conducted a 2.2 hectare prescribed burn on...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 212 kB) Contributed papers Typification of infrageneric taxa in Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) (PDF - 112 kB) A....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 605 kB) Contributed papers A new herbaceous species of Pluchea (Asteraceae: Plucheinae) from central...
Three structures have been damaged by fire at Melbourne Gardens with extensive damage occurring to the William Tell Rest House.
Overview Reputed to be three degrees cooler on a hot summer’s day, Fern Gully has been a popular destination for visitors to the Gardens...
Essence of Australia at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 The Gardens has teamed up with Tourism Victoria, Tourism Northern...
Boon Wurrung Café and Tarnuk Room named a finalist in the 2014 Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.
Muelleria Vol. 32 (2014) Muelleria Vol. 31 (2013) Muelleria Vol. 30(2): 81–188 (2012) Muelleria Vol. 30(1): 1–80 (2012) Muelleria Vol....
Garden designer Jim Fogarty completes plant selection with all 1,453 plants now safely stored at Hortus Loci in the UK.
Distinctive characters lamellae (gills) pale pink at first, becoming very dark brown at maturity annulus (ring) present on the stipe pileus...
Distinctive characters Amanita phalloides may be recognised by the following features: pileus (cap) whitish, yellow, pale brown or green...
The Gardens Shop today re-launched the Lakeside store and unveiled a brand-new collection.
Observatory Café will be closed for refurbishment from Sunday 27 April until mid July.
A special planting day for members of the Director’s Circle, bequestors, and their families saw over 1,000 daffodil bulbs planted today.
The wide range of plant and fungi resources available online are a valuable reference for many aspects of botanical research. Names and...
The Right Water House, a hands on, interactive pop-up demonstration model that shows visitors how they can make better use of roof water...
Nebula, a new portable artspace by Arts Access Victoria, visits Cranbourne Gardens from 8 – 13 April.
To celebrate the launch of Nature Play Week, a brand-new ‘50 things’ challenge checklist for kids is now available from the Visitor Centre....