Media Releases

 

2019

12 June - The Sexual Deception of the Orchid: How some devious Australian species seduce innocent fungus gnats 

30 May - Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Cranbourne Gardens

9 May - Award-Winning Choreographer Presents New Work Inspired by Melbourne Gardens

3 May - John Wardle Architects to Design Melbourne Garden's New Nature and Science Precinct

20 Apr - Conservation Projects in the Gardens 

11 Apr - 1600 New pots of Variegated Coastal Rosemary planted in the Cranbourne Gardens Red Sand Garden

10 Apr - Royal Botanic Gardens Launches Meditative Wellbeing Gardens to Encourage Inner Peace 

4 Apr - Nature Play Week Celebrations at the Royal Botanic Gardens

1 Apr - Build Your Own Village & Community with 'Botanica: a Village in the Australian Garden' at Cranbourne Gardens 

29 Mar - A Bird Lover's Paradise at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 

4 Mar - A ‘Pleasure Garden’ Entices Visitors into Interactive and Delightful Musical Performances at the Botanic Gardens 

1 Mar - Escape the City with School Holiday Programming at the Royal Botanic Gardens

1 Mar - New Aboriginal Programs Coming to Melbourne Gardens will Engage Visitors with Enriching First Nations Knowledge

26 Feb - Enjoy Wellness & Inner Peace with 'Forest Therapy' in the Heart of the City at Botanic Gardens

1 Feb - Beat the Heat in the Public Cooling House in Cranbourne Gardens

21 Jan - Extinct Tree Makes a Comeback in Global Botanic Garden Collaboration Project 
 

2018

28 Dec - New Research Uncovers the Sweet Secrets of the Candy Spider-Orchid 

14 Dec - Botanica, Melbourne’s Most Popular Nature Play Event Returns

12 Dec - Cranbourne’s Coolest Picnic Spot Launches This Weekend at Cranbourne Gardens

7 Dec - Inaugural Botanic Gardens Climate Change Summit at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

3 Dec - Discover the Mysteries of Victorian Bushland at Cranbourne Gardens These School Holidays

1 Dec - Give the Kids a Summer to Remember at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

30 Nov - Immersive Arts at the Gardens This Summer

23 Oct - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria announces major partnership with Regis Aged Care

12 Oct - Celebrate Duke and Duchess’ visit at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

11 Oct - Early years Nature Play and Gardening Program

10 Oct - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria collaborations bring nature home

26 Sep - Fire Gardens at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria with Melbourne International Arts Festival

26 Sep - Spring into school holidays at Royal Botanic Gardens Victora

13 Jun - National Herbarium of Victoria loans priceless botanic samples to Malaspina Exhibition

6 Jun - NAIDOC Week at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria acknowledges Indigenous women

29 Mar - Botanica offers city kids a free bush play adventure

22 Mar - FREEZE! The heart-stopping performance that defies gravity

 

2017

22 Sep - Melbourne’s Best Botanic and Rare Plant Fair Returns This Spring

13 Jul - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria wins bid to host international Botanic Gardens Congress in 2021

4 Jul - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to reintroduce rare and elegant orchids across Western Victoria

22 Jun - HIH Prince Ermias commemorates visit to Melbourne Gardens of Emperor Haile Selassie

15 Jun - Celebrating NAIDOC Week – Language and Culture, Community, Family and Friends

19 May - Free Walking Tours at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to celebrate BGANZ open day

4 May - Water funding to guarantee recycled supply to Royal Botanic Gardens Victora

2 Feb - Atlantic Group joins the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria family

5 Jan - Cranbourne Gardens annual free Family Fun Day

 

2016

25 Oct - Celebrating the bold & the beautiful at Cranbourne Gardens

7 Sep - From tome to tablet – Victoria’s new online flora profiles over 5,000 plants

2 Sep - Rare and Botanic Plant Fair - Program announced

29 Jul - Help shape the future of our iconic Melbourne Gardens

24 Jun - A new lease of life for rare orchids

23 Mar - Coming to Melbourne Gardens in spring – Botanic and Rare Plant Fair, 22 & 23 October 

16 Mar - Managing Melbourne's Botanic Gardens in Climate Change for the Next 170 Years 

27 Jan - Fast track freeways no good for slow moving, slow growing turtle 

11 Jan - Family Fun Day 2016 

 

2015

4 Nov - Plant your ideas and watch them grow at Cranbourne Gardens 

30 Oct - International Tourism Award for Australian Garden

19 Oct - Honouring whimsy – Mr Curly plants a tree

7 Sep - A rare opportunity to join the Melbourne Gardens volunteer program 

13 Aug -  Gardens to launch new Algae range with Henry Bucks 

31 Jul - Sexual deception is all part of orchid re-introduction 

3 Jul - Investing in the next generation of Horticulturists

30 Apr - Melbourne's favourite lush oasis rejuvenated 

13 Mar - Giant of the plant world blooms in Botanic Gardens’ Tropical Glasshouse 

1 Feb - Governor of Victoria opens new facility for Gardens' Friends 

5 Jan - Saying goodbye to the Separation Tree 

 

2014 

21 Nov - Gardens’ Mycologist awarded the 2014 Australian Natural History Medallion

21 Nov - Experience Melbourne Gardens in style on the Garden Explorer 

13 Nov - Governor-General plants Gallipoli Oak at Melbourne Gardens 

11 Nov - Disney Fairies flutter into Melbourne Gardens this summer 

20 Oct - The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden celebrates 10 years

1 Sep - First day of spring heralds new five-season model for Australia 

5 Aug - Discover the plant world during National Science Week 

8 Jul - Australian flora the winner at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 

26 Jun - New appointments to the Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria 

24 Jun - National service theme for NAIDOC event at Cranbourne Gardens 

6 Jun - Top local horticulturists selected for world’s largest flower show

3 Jun - Australian Garden set to shine in English summer

29 Apr - Release of the Euphemia Henderson Collection at The Gardens Shop 

28 Mar - Gardens congratulates the Elliots on entering Horticultural Hall of Fame 

20 Mar - Nature Play Week celebrations at the Gardens 

3 Mar - Lunch by the Lake - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival comes to Cranbourne 

22 Jan - Royal Botanic Gardens’ Ecologist awarded for scientific excellence