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Wellness Experiences

Unwind with a Forest Therapy experience, move through the Pleasure Garden, feel a sense of serenity with Harp in the Gardens: Harp...

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Solar Tour

Learn about the solar system and the historic buildings of Melbourne Observatory.

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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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Punting on the Lake

Take a boat cruise around Ornamental Lake. View the landscapes as never before and get up close to the amazing birdlife and aquatic plants.

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Starry Southern Skies

See the amazing Australian night sky brought into focus using our powerful heritage telescopes and discover the history of Melbourne...

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School Holidays

Cranbourne Gardens Botanica: A Village in the Australian Garden Create cubbies and creatures at Botanica at Cranbourne Gardens Wed 10 –...

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Garden Plot

Enjoy contemporary performances exploring the theme of climate change.

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Bush Food Experience

Awaken your senses and explore the delights of bush foods and stories on a guided walk with a passionate First Nations guide.

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Watering the Gardens

Journey through Melbourne Gardens and discover how the story of water is the story of this precious site.

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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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Spring into Nature

Stimulate the senses and enliven the soul with these pop-up activities in the Children’s Garden.

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Paper Planet

Join Polyglot Theatre and let your imagination run wild in this planet made of paper and natural materials from the Gardens.

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Winter Plant Sale

Select from a whole range of species, many of which you will find in the Australian Garden.

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Origami Workshops

In this workshop, learn the basics of origami in a fun and accessible way for kids.

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Storm

Storm presents the work of three artists who have embraced the storm, allowing the wind, rain and snow to influence their actions and...

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Crawl Me Blood - Sold out

Under the southern sky on the land of the Koolin nation, we invite you to listen to a story about three generations of Caribbean women.

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High Tea at Boon Wurrung Cafe

Enjoy a mix of our special homemade sweet and savoury items served with tea and coffee while overlooking the stunning Australian Garden.

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The Future of Cranbourne Gardens

Join John Arnott for a walk and talk around the Australian Garden to discuss the Cranbourne Gardens Master Plan and what it means for the...

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Extraordinary Trees

Explore and discover significant trees in the Gardens, meet some of our oldest, unusual and tallest trees.

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FREEZE!

Nick Steur balances rocks; no tricks involved. Share some of his focus, experiencing being occupied with one thing only.

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Accessibility

Melbourne Disabled access Melbourne Gardens provides wheelchairs at the Visitor Centre and The Terrace cafe. Wheelchairs are available...

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The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things

Part performance, part museum, The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things invites families to slow down and spend time together exploring the Gardens...

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The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things

Part performance, part museum, The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things invites families to slow down and spend time together exploring the Gardens...

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Gardens Shop

Our products are available in store, where staff will be at hand to help you select the perfect gift. Christmas is on the horizon! If...

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Children’s Garden

There’s lots of fun places to explore including the Ruin Garden, the Meeting Place (which has a water feature that sprays up out of the...

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Darwin Collections

Another Darwin specimen discovered in the global collection from The Voyage of the Beagle (18 April 2019) Specimens of a knotgrass...

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DNA barcoding macrofungi

Project summary Fewer than 2% of the sequences in publically accessible databases (i.e., Genbank, UNITE) are from Australian macrofungi...

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Botanica Survey Competition

Terms & Conditions The winner of the 'Family Nature Adventure' can select from one of three prizes: Option 1; For 2 Adults, 2 Children;...

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Branch Out Competition

Terms & Conditions The prize is two (2) tickets to the 'Celebrate Victorian Seniors Festival' Branch Out program. 1. The Competition is...

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Herb Your Enthusiasm

Take a tour of the Herb Garden with Horticulturist and collection curator Renée Wierzbicki.

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Wildflower Wander

See beautiful wildflowers in bloom, learn about where they grow beyond the Gardens and collect tips on how to care for them at home.

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