• Seeing the Invisible 

    Get ready to see the Gardens in a new light from September 2021.
    Seeing the Invisible
  • National Science Week

    Explore this year’s theme of ACCLIMATISE, Science of Sustainability and Adaptation in our National Science Week events Climate Notes and Future Landscapes.
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  • Our 175th Milestone Year 

    This year we are celebrating our 175th anniversary with free activities and events all year long.
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  • Warm up to nature this winter.

    See what's on and enjoy free self-guided activities, tours and more.
    What's On

Melbourne Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens has been a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life for more than 170 years – much loved by generations of Victorians, as well as by many visitors from interstate and overseas. It is a picturesque haven for recreation and an important resource for education, conservation, science and horticulture. Melbourne Gardens extends over 38 hectares and houses a collection of more than 8,500 species of plants from around the world, including amazing and diverse plant collections such as camellias, rainforest flora, cacti and succulents, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, cycads, plants from Southern China and, in the Rare and Threatened Species Collection, plants from south-eastern Australia.

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