• Botany Bootcamp

    Summer has come to a close, but the fun is just getting started in 2023 with Botany Bootcamp back for another autumn! Take a magnified journey into the wonderful world of botany while celebrating the evolution of the Gardens’ cultivated landscapes.
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  • Secret Life of Birds

    On this guided walk, spot water birds nesting around Ornamental Lake and delight in the sights and sounds of the birds that call the Gardens home.
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  • ClimateWatch Walk

    Join our ClimateWatch advocates on this free guided walk to monitor biodiversity at Melbourne Gardens, with the data you observe and record helping to shape Australia’s scientific response to climate change. 
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  • The Explorer

    Discover the beauty of this inner-city oasis and enjoy live commentary in the comfort of an open-air minibus.
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  • Punting on the Lake

    Settle back in an elegant wooden punt to enjoy a unique view of one of the world’s finest gardens as a professional guide tells you about it’s history and wild life.
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Melbourne Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne 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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