Rare and Threatened Species Collection
The Rare and Threatened Collection is a collection of rare and threatened Victorian native plants, displayed in regional groupings. The collection consists of six beds located on Central Lawn, grouped into: Alps, Grasslands, Grampians, Mallee and Eastern Ranges. Many make excellent garden plants but are uncommon or not yet available in nurseries.
For a quick glimpse at the Gardens' conservation work: Conserving Rare and Threatened Species (YouTube clip — 2:51)
- July, August, September, October, November
Shrub, large leaves
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Perennial, yellow flowers.
Shrub, dissected foliage.
Shrub, large leaves.
Small pendulous tree.
Small upright tree.
Grey foliage sub-shrub.
Rare Mallee grass.
Shrub, superb mauve flowers in winter.
Small shrub, scented foliage.
The collection originates from many different environments. Refer to environmental conditions of where plants grow in nature for guidance.
- Original site of Bulb Bed and Collection.
- 2002 - Bulbs removed, with subsequent regrowth sprayed out over 24-month period.
- 2005 - Planning phase began.
- 2007-08 - Beds developed in summer 2007, planted in winter 2008.
- 2007-08 - Many of the plants collected in conjunction with or from the Millennium Seedbank.