Learn how succulents survive the summer heat.
Journey into the bushland and discover the native animals that emerge at twilight.
The Gathering Lawn in the Children’s Garden is available to book for a range of celebrations.
Only one more sleep until the revamped and extended Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden opens to the public!
Gardens’ staff are putting the final touches on new areas of the Children’s Garden ahead of reopening on Saturday 25 October 2014.
The glasshouses at Melbourne Gardens are bursting with over 2,000 new plants destined for Fern Gully.
Journey into the lands of the Koolin nation with an Indigenous guide. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony and learn about uses of...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 569 kB) Contributed papers Resolution of the Thelymitra fuscolutea R. Br. (Orchidaceae) complex of southern...
A detailed survey of all 6,500 trees at Melbourne Gardens is currently underway.
Preparations have begun for the 2014 Listen Out music festival at Melbourne Gardens on Saturday 4 October.
Cover and front matter (PDF – 198 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genus Umbilicaria Hoffm. in Tasmania (PDF – 676 kB) G. Kantvilas...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 239 kB) Contributed papers Acacia 2006: Knowing and growing Australian wattles (PDF – 3.69 MB) D.J....
Cover and front matter (PDF – 226 kB) Contributed papers A conspectus of high-country Craspedia Forst.f. (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) of...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 236 kB) Contributed papers A revision of the Brachyscome linearifolia DC. group (Asteraceae: Astereae) from...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 228 kB) Contributed papers Notes on Australian taxa of Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae): typification and...
Make the most of the spring sunshine on a school holiday program at the Gardens!
Classes in botanical illustration.
Happy World Water Monitoring Day! Both Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens reduced water use in 2013-14.
Project summary Eucalypts dominate a large proportion of the Australian landscape and knowledge of their diversification gives insight into...
Cranbourne Gardens’ volunteers enjoyed a visit to three of Melbourne’s best community gardens on their annual Big Day Out.
Third-year students from Monash University are analysing the constructed wetlands at Melbourne Gardens as part of their studies.
The latest book by Prof. Tim Entwisle, Sprinter and Sprummer: Australia’s Changing Seasons , is out today!
A new partnership will see the Royal Botanic Gardens become Victoria’s largest centre for the conservation of rare and threatened orchids.
Angharad works on the Global Plants Initiative, a collaborative international project aiming to digitise type specimens and other botanical...
National Science Week is underway! Take the plant fact trail and hear from the Gardens’ scientists as they bring plants to life.
Rangers at Melbourne Gardens went beyond the call of duty to rescue a pair of Cashmere Lop-eared rabbits on Saturday.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announces a $500,000 boost for fire services at Melbourne Gardens.
The much-anticipated Jardin Tan restaurant is now open at Melbourne Gardens.
Recently-discovered historical files are helping Gardens’ staff and volunteers to accurately map the Camellia Collection.
Come along and select from a range of plants.
Grow your own spring seed head using native seed.
Buy a cuppa and enjoy an informal chat about all things plants with one of our Garden Ambassadors during our Horticultural Café Program.
Coffee has returned to Observatory Gate with the opening of Jardin Tan kiosk this morning.
Join Gardens’ experts on a range of FREE tours at Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens as part of National Science Week (16 – 24 August).
The ‘Essence of Australia’ show garden has been awarded Best in Show and a Gold Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014!
Come and view the ceremony sites and displays, suppliers will be on hand to discuss your wedding day needs.
Discover ‘The Point of View of the Universe’ according to Australian philosopher and acclaimed author Professor Peter Singer.
The Essence of Australia show garden is progressing to schedule with just five days until opening in London.
Cover and front matter (PDF - 1.04 MB) Contributed papers A revision of Alphitonia (Rhamnaceae) for Australia (PDF - 2.56 MB) A.R. Bean pp....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 118 kB) Contributed papers Type studies of Australian species of Inocybe (Inocybaceae) (PDF - 540 kB) P. B....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 129 kB) Contributed papers Six new infraspecific taxa in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) for Victoria (PDF - 214 kB)...
Cover and front matter (PDF - 217 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genera Japewia and Japewiella in Tasmania (PDF - 798 kB) G. Kantvilas...
Learn how climate change is affecting our plants and wildlife. Join this guided walk in the Melbourne Gardens.
There’s lots to see and do at the Gardens during the winter school holidays!
Grab your walking shoes and help monitor the biodiversity of Melbourne Gardens on a free guided walk!
Community organisation Life Without Barriers held a special smoking ceremony at Cranbourne Gardens in honour of their staff and volunteers.
In the Friends In Focus group we get together to have fun and learn about photography, take photos and enhance and practise our skills in a...
For the first time in the event’s 10-year history, The Long Walk will travel through Melbourne Gardens on 31 May.
A school-holiday workshop that gives children the opportunity to have fun with pressed flowers and leaves!
An illustrated talk about a trek into a remote area of northwest Yunnan to see rhododendrons.
Four staff from Cranbourne Gardens have been awarded Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarships from the Maud Gibson Trust.
The Woodland Picnic Area has re-opened today after Gardens’ staff and the CFA safely conducted a 2.2 hectare prescribed burn on Monday.
Cover and front matter (PDF - 212 kB) Contributed papers Typification of infrageneric taxa in Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) (PDF - 112 kB) A....
Cover and front matter (PDF - 605 kB) Contributed papers A new herbaceous species of Pluchea (Asteraceae: Plucheinae) from central...
Three structures have been damaged by fire at Melbourne Gardens with extensive damage occurring to the William Tell Rest House.
Overview Reputed to be three degrees cooler on a hot summer’s day, Fern Gully has been a popular destination for visitors to Melbourne...
Essence of Australia at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 The Gardens has teamed up with Tourism Victoria, Tourism Northern...
Boon Wurrung Café and Tarnuk Room named a finalist in the 2014 Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.
Muelleria Vol. 34 (2015–2016) Muelleria Vol. 33 (2014–2015) Muelleria Vol. 32 (2014) Muelleria Vol. 31 (2013) Muelleria Vol. 30(2):...
Garden designer Jim Fogarty completes plant selection with all 1,453 plants now safely stored at Hortus Loci in the UK.
Relax to harp music composed in the Melbourne Gardens by our resident harpist, Michael Johnson.
Distinctive characters lamellae (gills) pale pink at first, becoming very dark brown at maturity annulus (ring) present on the stipe pileus...
Distinctive characters Amanita phalloides may be recognised by the following features: pileus (cap) whitish, yellow, pale brown or green...
The Gardens Shop today re-launched the Lakeside store and unveiled a brand-new collection.
Observatory Café will be closed for refurbishment from Sunday 27 April until mid July.
A special planting day for members of the Director’s Circle, bequestors, and their families saw over 1,000 daffodil bulbs planted today.
The wide range of plant and fungi resources available online are a valuable reference for many aspects of botanical research. Names and...
The Right Water House, a hands on, interactive pop-up demonstration model that shows visitors how they can make better use of roof water...
Nebula, a new portable artspace by Arts Access Victoria, visits Cranbourne Gardens from 8 – 13 April.
Wonderful opportunity for a young person who enjoys working outdoors and has an interest in plants and gardens to cultivate a career.
A range of brand new Easter-themed products have arrived at The Gardens Shop.
Bring the kids along to the Gardens for a range of Easter-themed fun school holiday programs from 8 – 16 April.
Garden Ambassadors at the Australian Garden recently delivered Audio Descriptor tours for visitors from Vision Australia.
After five hours of brilliant team work by our expert Arborists, the weakened and dangerous Pinus radiata (Monterey Pine) has been...
Project summary Few studies on the origins of Australian macrofungi have been published. Active collecting in Queensland and Western...
With good food, a great location and Andrew Laidlaw as a special guest speaker.
Children’s Garden volunteers have created two colourful new scarecrows for the Children’s Garden.
Professional Development Offerings Nature for Health and Well-being Put aside busy schedules and the demands of everyday life and be led on...
The Royal Botanic Gardens is proud to support the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the upcoming NGIV black-tie function at MIFGS.
Congratulations to the Cranbourne Friends’ group on being awarded a $20,000 funding grant for bandicoot habitat conservation.
Visitors to Melbourne Gardens are asked to be extra careful and look out for falling cones from the Bunya Bunya Pines over the next few...
Dance through the water cycle at the Australian Garden with music, dance and water-play activities.
Nature Play Week celebrates initiatives that reconnect kids with nature!
Join a lively public forum at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge on 26 February and find out more about urban ecology and biodiversity.
Come and celebrate the 3rd annual Nature Play Week with fun activities in Melbourne Gardens
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today announced the appointment of Mr Kenneth Harrison as the new Chairman of the...
A fun one-day workshop on how to select and use a range of plant materials to make a small garlic basket.
The Gardens is proud to announce it will be taking the Essence of Australia to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July!
Journey back to pre-settlement times with our indigenous guide. A special walk to celebrate Reconciliation Week.
Enjoy beautiful and unique aspects of the Gardens in winter.
Refereed journal articles Bell, K.L., Rangan, H., Fowler, R., Kull, C.A., Pettigrew, J.D., Vickers, C.E. and Murphy, D.J. (2014). Genetic...
Punt Tours Melbourne and The Terrace have teamed up to offer a unique experience perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Celebrate Australia Day with a picnic and bike ride in the Australian bush!
The online Mossgreen Auction for the Royal Botanic Runway is now open, with four fabulous once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on offer.
Dr Rodney van der Ree has been awarded the 2014 Graeme Caughley Travelling Fellowship from the Australian Academy of Science.
The recent warm weather has resulted in a blue-green algal bloom on Ornamental Lake. Visitors are advised to avoid contact with the lake.
New automatic weather stations at both Gardens are part of a new research study into the importance of thermal comfort in urban planning.
Take a traditional punt cruise on Ornamental Lake this summer.
Join the Gardens’ Harpist, Michael Johnson, for a special Christmas Day concert alongside Ornamental Lake from 2pm.