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
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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.
Visit the Pop-Up Community Garden, brought to you by the Home and Community Care program at the City of Casey.
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....
Wonderful opportunity for a young person who enjoys working outdoors and has an interest in plants and gardens to cultivate a career.
A range of brand new Easter-themed products have arrived at The Gardens Shop.
Bring the kids along to the Gardens for a range of Easter-themed fun school holiday programs from 8 – 16 April.
Join popular children’s author Graeme Base at the official launch of Nature Play Week at Melbourne Gardens on Tuesday 1 April!
Garden Ambassadors at the Australian Garden recently delivered Audio Descriptor tours for visitors from Vision Australia.
After five hours of brilliant team work by our expert Arborists, the weakened and dangerous Pinus radiata (Monterey Pine) has been...
Project summary Few studies on the origins of Australian macrofungi have been published. Active collecting in Queensland and Western...
Children’s Garden volunteers have created two colourful new scarecrows for the Children’s Garden.
Presentation by Prof. Peter Singer Join Australian philosopher and acclaimed author Professor Peter Singer for a special presentation at...
The Royal Botanic Gardens is proud to support the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the upcoming NGIV black-tie function at MIFGS.
Congratulations to the Cranbourne Friends’ group on being awarded a $20,000 funding grant for bandicoot habitat conservation.
Visitors to Melbourne Gardens are asked to be extra careful and look out for falling cones from the Bunya Bunya Pines over the next few...
Pot up a native Australian plant and take a little bit of the Gardens home with you!
Join a lively public forum at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge on 26 February and find out more about urban ecology and biodiversity.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced the appointment of Mr Kenneth Harrison as the new Chairman of the...
A two-day workshop on traditional shibori techniques for dyeing cloth with natural organic indigo. All materials and printed notes included.
The Gardens is proud to announce it will be taking the Essence of Australia to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July!
Refereed journal articles Berch, S. and Bonito, G. (2014). Cultivation of Tuber melanosporum and T. aestivum (Tuberaceae) in British...