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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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Circus Oz – Precarious

Inspired by the surrounds of the Gardens, Precarious, a show for all ages, explores the physical possibilities of the human body,...

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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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Crawl Me Blood

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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Solar Tours

View the sun with our expert astronomical guide and learn all about the solar system and the Melbourne Observatory.

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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

Action Access Plan The Access Action Plan 2011-15 formalises our commitment to access and inclusion and provides an effective blueprint for...

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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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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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Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Journey into the lands of the Koolin nation with an Indigenous guide. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony and learn about uses of...

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ClimateWatch walk

Learn how climate change is affecting our plants and wildlife. Join this guided walk in Melbourne Gardens.

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Garden Explorer - Cranbourne

Purchase a daily pass for the Garden Explorer and hop on and off all day. Passes available from the driver and the Visitor Centre.

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Major Projects

Cranbourne Gardens Recycled Irrigation Water Project The Project will deliver a water treatment plant and pipeline to accept recycled water...

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Major Projects

The Great Melbourne Telescope Project The Project will improve the Great Melbourne Telescope House by removing rising damp, improving roof...

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New Shoots - A Garden of Poems

Ten Victorian poets invite us to walk, pause, read and reflect. Follow a self-guided tour of the Garden of Poems inspired by plants and...

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Woodlands Nature Play Walk

Children and their families are invited to explore the bush and wildlife through storytelling and activities, based around the book, Were...

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Nature Play in the Gardens

Children and children at heart are invited to help us celebrate Nature Play Week with free nature play experiences in Melbourne Gardens....

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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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FREEZE!

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

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Play Me, I’m Yours

Play Me, I’m Yours sees 20 pianos gracing the streets and parks of Melbourne in January 2018 for everyone to play and enjoy. A project...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

Play Me, I’m Yours sees 20 pianos gracing the streets and parks of Melbourne in January 2018 for everyone to play and enjoy. A project...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Pack a picnic and reel with laughter as this show takes you on a riotous ride through the interwoven world of Lovers, Fairies and Fools.

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Insectopia

Discover the incredible world of insects as we explore the Gardens.

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Gareth Holmes

Gareth Holmes is a Research Assistant based in the National Herbarium of Victoria building at the RBGV. His work there involves providing...

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Tanja Schuster

As a plant systematist, Tanja is predominantly interested in the evolutionary history of flowering plants. To understand their...

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Philip Bertling

Philip is the Library Technician at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Library, which is located on the top floor of the National Herbarium...

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Shop

We have recently closed our online store. Please visit one of our onsite gift shops, where our friendly staff can assist. We look forward...

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Vale Max Watson

Remembered fondly as a man with ‘a gorgeous smile and a generous heart’.

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Science publications 2017

Refereed journal articles Crous, P.W. [and 119 authors including May, T.W.] (2017). Fungal Planet description sheets: 625–715, Persoonia...

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Sapphire McMullan-Fisher

As a mycologist, Sapphire has extensive experience as a field mycologist and ecologist, and strong connections with naturalist clubs,...

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