Garden Gathering Vol. 1 Arid & Drylands Precinct

Gardening Gathering Vol. 1 has been postponed to Saturday 27 March. Bookings for the new date will open soon. 

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is celebrating its 175th milestone year with a new series of seasonal Garden Gatherings which embrace stories, knowledge and experiences that connect us to people, plants and place at the Gardens.

First up is Garden Gathering Vol. 1 Arid & Drylands Precinct, where you'll discover new wonders, expert tours, art and more. Centring around Guilfoyle’s Volcano, Eucalypt Lawn and the reimagined Arid Garden at Melbourne Gardens, this free and all-ages gathering includes talks, workshops and self-guided activities. You can see what’s on offer below.  

Places are limited for talks and workshops, so make sure to register your spot once bookings are open to ensure you don’t miss out! 


Celebrate Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s 175th milestone year with a rare opportunity to hear from our staff who are uniting their individual voices and different expertise to share their stories, experiences and a deep-dive into Melbourne Gardens. 

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Develop new skills and gain an insight into mindfulness, arts and culture with this range of free workshops for you and your family. From nature journaling to Wayapa® workshops, enjoy time outdoors, form a connection to the natural world and discover something new. 

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose your outdoor adventure at the Gardens with a range of self-guided activities for solo or group explorers. From participatory and contemplative activities to the chance to become a nature detective, there's something for everyone! 

Choose your own adventure