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Victoria Nature Festival

With Victoria Nature Festival, enjoying nature can still be part of each day from home! There are plenty of free, nature-based virtual...

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Flower Pressing 101

Flower pressing is a fun, creative way to preserve your favourite spring blooms so that you can enjoy them year-round! All you need are...

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Heavenly Herbs

From an in-depth look into the fascinating history of Melbourne Gardens’ aromatic Herb Garden, to tips and tricks for growing herbs at...

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Get Creative with Plant Dyeing

Plant dyeing is an all-natural method of dyeing fabrics using pigments found in plants. All you need are some kitchen staples and fresh...

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Build your own Terrarium

Terrariums are a low maintenance and eye-catching way to bring a little slice of nature indoors. Comprised of small and intricate plants...

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Veggie Patch 101

More time at home is a great opportunity to get into the garden. Why not start producing some of your food, saving money and getting some...

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Camellia Season has Arrived

As we enter July, camellia season has well and truly arrived at Melbourne Gardens! Revered across the globe, these brilliantly-coloured...

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Nature Play at Home

Plant-dyed Playdough Easter eggs Try your hand at using plant pigments to colour playdough eggs this Easter, using ingredients from your...

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Arid Garden Revival

An extensive rejuvenation project is underway for one of the most popular Living Collections at Melbourne Gardens, the Arid Garden.  

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SEASONS in Blak Box

Melbourne Gardens and Cranbourne Gardens are closed to all visitors until further notice. All public, schools and events programs are now...

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On the Hunt for Hibiscus

Hibiscus-hunter extraordinaire Dr. Todd McLay, a recent addition to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria team, has been poring over thousands...

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Melbourne’s Grand Old Trees

Large old trees are biological treasure troves. The many unique characteristics that they develop as they age including hollows, bark...

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Helping Plants Keep Their Cool

The majority of home gardeners probably haven’t tried their hand at bulb and seed chilling or freezing, but it’s a great way to have...

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Wellness Experiences

Forest Therapy (Shinrin-yoku) Slow down, immerse your senses and move through a range of beautifully calming and healing activities in this...

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Welcome to Wareeny

Join a First Nations guide to gain a deeper understanding of wareeny (wombat) season.

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Garden Plot

Enjoy contemporary performances exploring the theme of climate change.

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Happy Birthday Darwin!

A rare specimen collected by Charles Darwin himself has been discovered in the depths of the Herbarium.

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Watch out for the little ones

With the onset of the deliciously warm weather (and torrential rains) we have seen a recent spike in wildlife activity on our paths and...

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