Aboriginal Knowledge

Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture as you learn about native bush foods and other plant uses. Get to know our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and hear their stories and connection to country.

Explore Long Island with Jakobi

Join Aboriginal Programs Facilitator Jakobi for a special look at Long Island in Melbourne Gardens, and uncover some of the Aboriginal heritage and indigenous plants that grow here.

Australian Forest Walk with Kalkani

Join Aboriginal Programs Officer Kalkani Choolburra on the Australian Forest Walk and learn about the wealth of Indigenous plant uses. Discover edible berries, energy drinks, medicines and much more.

Bushfoods in NAIDOC Week

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's Aboriginal Learning Facilitators invite everyone to a virtual experience that explores Aboriginal knowledge, connection and uses of native plants from across Australia.

Learn how plants are closely connected to Aboriginal culture as well as how traditional bushfoods can be used in our cooking today. Visit the How to Garden, in Cranbourne Gardens, where RBGV Facilitators showcase a variety of bushfoods and conduct a Q&A to inspire you to start your own bushfoods garden.