The Orchid Conservation Program aims to supplement existing populations and create new populations of currently endangered orchids in the...
Critical to any orchid reintroduction project is being able to grow the orchid in cultivation. With our partner organisations the Royal...
Understanding the ecology of orchids is of critical importance to their conservation and reintroduction. Orchids often have complex...
With over 28,000 species, orchids are one of the largest plant families in the world. Australia is home to more than 1,800 species of...
As part of the Kangaroo Paw Celebration the Friends will be holding this special plant sale.
Illustrated talk by garden historian Dr Anne Vale on Australia’s ‘Mind Shapers and Garden Creators’ from Edna Walling to Luis...
Learn how to make a Christmas candle nest to take home, complete with candalina jar and a tealight candle.
An artist will lead a guided tour of the Art of Botanical Illustration exhibition.
The opening night of the Friends’ biennial exhibition of work by leading botanical artists from Australia and overseas.
Cranbourne Gardens Horticultural Staff will provide a pruning demonstration of Telopea species.
A school-holiday workshop that shows children how to make wreaths and mobiles from plant materials.
Discover a diverse palette of colour with hundreds of Kangaroo Paws in flower.
Celebrate the iconic Kangaroo Paw in an exhibition of art, basketry, fabrics and more.
Celebrate the newest Kangaroo Paw cultivar with breeder Angus Stewart.
Create a fabulous gumnut creature to take home.
When 11am to 4pm Sunday 2 October Where Best entry via Observatory Gate Melbourne Gardens Cost Free Bookings / Enquiries Wedding Explorer...
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Friends and The Diggers Club are hosting the exciting new Botanic and Rare Plant Fair.
Join Angus Stewart on an insightful tour celebrating the beauty and diversity of Kangaroo Paw cultivars.
Kangaroo Paws, Bloodroots, Cottonheads and More — A Symposium on the Family Haemodoraceae
Relax, picnic and celebrate the beauty, diversity and vibrancy of the iconic Kangaroo Paw.
A month-long celebration of the iconic Kangaroo Paw!
Enter the world of The Australian Garden and explore nature through the eyes of author May Gibbs.
An exhibition of the astounding artwork featured in Circle by Jeannie Baker.
Take some time out to nurture yourself on this wellbeing workshop. Includes sensory exploration of the beautiful Melbourne Gardens.
Explore the natural world with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie™ stories and create your own gumnut friend to take home.
Contents Systematics of Boronia section Valvatae sensu lato (Rutaceae) (Part 1, PDF - 17.8 MB), (Part 2, PDF - 15.6 MB), (Part 3, PDF -...
Contributed papers Additions to the Hygrophoraceae (Fungi, Agaricales) of south-eastern Australia (PDF – 11.6 MB) A.M. Young pp. 1–36...
Contributed papers The taxonomy of Boronia anemonifolia and B. rigens (Boronia sect. Cyanothamnus, Rutaceae) (PDF – 5.58 MB) P.G. Neish...
Contributed papers Semidelitschia nanostellata (Fungi: Dothideales: Sporormiaceae): A new species from Australia (PDF – 1.29 MB) A. Bell...
Contributed papers The Hygrophoraceae of Tasmania (PDF – 249 kB) A.M. Young and A.K. Mills pp. 3–28 Genetic evidence supports...
Contributed papers 150 years: the National Herbarium of Victoria, 1853–2003 (PDF – 956 kB) H. Cohn pp. 3–14 Ranunculus amplus...
Contributed papers Melaleuca uxorum (Myrtaceae), a new species from north-eastern Australia (PDF – 117 kB) L.A. Craven, G. Holmes and G....
Contributed papers Two new wattles endemic to Victoria (PDF – 209 kB) N.G. Walsh pp. 3–8 Morphometric study of a hybrid population of...
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Friends and The Diggers Club are hosting the new and exciting Botanic and Rare Plant Fair....
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are preparing a 20-year Master Plan for our historic and world-famous botanic gardens. These Gardens are...
Refereed journal articles Egidi, E., McMullan-Fisher, S., Morgan, J., May, T.W., Zeeman, B. & Franks, A. (2016). Fire regime, not...
Don’t miss out on these events at Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens
Red Copperburr has recently been discovered for the first time in Victoria thanks to help from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria!
Heather Turner from Basketmakers of Victoria will lead this workshop using Lomandra.
Databasing capacity has increased two-fold in the Foreign Collections Project!
Celebrate Botanic Gardens at the Open Day
A workshop on the interpretation of selected information using visual thinking exercises and problem solving techniques.
At the time Europeans entered the Port Phillip region, the area was occupied by a number of Indigenous clans.
Koolin ngargee - celebrate Aboriginal culture and language during NAIDOC week at Melbourne Gardens.
Don’t miss out on activities as part of the Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand Open Day!
Don’t miss out on activities as part of Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand Open Day!
The Next Wave festival presents the Ecosexual Bathhouse at Melbourne Gardens!
Places are still open for the Little Seeds Nature Playgroup!
Representations of specimens from the recent acquisition of the H.E. Ramsay collection are currently on show.
We have teamed up again this year with the Kids in Nature Network to celebrate Nature Play Week!
Join us today in celebrating the third annual National Eucalypt Day!
A Landscape Succession Strategy that will guide the management of Melbourne Gardens into the next century!
Marc is a PhD Candidate working with the Orchid Conservation Program. His project is investigating the cultivation of Leek Orchids...
Visit one of the most beautiful natural areas in Australia on this wonderful cruise.
The Pastoralists’ Garden of Eden: Illustrated talk by Richard Allen
A trip to Mount Macedon including two private gardens and a visit to Stephen Ryan’s rare plants nursery.
A walk through Albert Park including the elegant houses in St Vincent Place, St Vincent Place Gardens and Gasworks Arts Park.
Worldwide Wonder: Illustrated talk by Catherine Gallagher and Rita Macheda
As we welcome the mild, mellow days of autumn, there are some marvellous things to do at the Gardens.
Explore the fascinating world of seeds with artist Sophie Munns.
Come and have fun with gumnut and gumleaf craft activites in the Children’s Garden.
Take part in the City of Melbourne’s BioBlitz and, together with scientists, investigate different ant species at Melbourne Gardens.
Take part in City of Melbourne’s BioBlitz and learn about the biodiversity at the Melbourne Gardens using QuestaGame
Take part in City of Melbourne’s BioBlitz by spending an evening with entomologists spotlighting and moth-trapping!
Take part in City of Melbourne’s BioBlitz. See how many different species of birds can you spot at Melbourne Gardens.
Join our forum to understand what a Bush Kinder is and why there is an increasing demand for outdoor play
Decorate your own special Australian bush bookmark using Eucalypt leaves.
Katie Koala needs your help to find her friend friends in the Australian Garden!
Explore our self-guided walk through the Australian Garden - Eucalypts for your Home Garden.
Do you have a cherished memory of a romantic moment in the Gardens?
Dr Andrew Hamer has been monitoring wetlands in greater Melbourne to assess the impact of urbanization
With an estimated 12,000 species, probably not many.
Gardening the Australian landscape
Deep composting of compacted urban soils
Improving restoration under climate change
Exploring the influence of public perceptions of fungi on biodiversity conservation
A presentation on green roof plants
Prioritising threat management for biodiversity across Victoria.
Adaptive Management of three tree pests after heatwave conditions
Sorting out species boundaries and a taxonomic and horticultural review
The warty and the beguiling: the ecology and evolution of sexually deceptive orchids.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Melbourne Friends’ Scholarship and the 2016 Maud Gibson Trust Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarship...
It’s big and red and arrived at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in December!
Explore nature in sun or rain in this all outdoor play-based program for pre-schoolers.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria offers a range of vacation care and activities!
This summer sees a second season of Talking Plants on ABC Radio National.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Library has opened its doors to the Australian branch of the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Featuring texture crafts from all over Australia including patchwork, felting, knitting and embroidery.
Growing in almost all parts of Australia, there is sure to be a eucalypt that will grow well in your home garden.
Summer has arrived at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria with a program of entertaining activities just released!
Summer sunset sessions - every Sunday at Jardin Tan
What better place to enjoy a Regional World’s Longest Lunch than the Australian Garden.
‘Sense of Place’ is the theme for the 2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Join Angus Stewart and AB Bishop at the launch of their new book The Australian Native Garden.
Cranbourne Gardens Horticulture Manager receives a biennial Australian Plants Award!