A summer afternoon cruise along the Maribyrnong River aboard the classic wooden ferry boat the ‘Blackbird’
A visit to the Blue Lotus Water Garden in Yarra Junction.
A guided visit to the Growing Friends’ Nursery with an opportunity to purchase plants before Christmas.
Join the Melbourne Opera as they perform Mozart’s most enchanting work under the stars.
Showbiz legend John Wood and singing sensation Michele Forbes perform a collection of classic hits.
Join Tinkerbell and her Dream Fairy friends for a magical adventure to Bubble Land!
The innovative Working Wetlands Project at Melbourne Gardens has won the ‘Environmental Sustainability by a Corporation’ category of...
Download the QuestaGame App to join a quest to discover the plants that call the Gardens home.
Download the QuestaGame App to join a quest to discover the plants that call the Gardens home.
Celebrate the importance of wetlands on World Wetlands Day!
Celebrate World Wetlands Day by posting your best “water in the gardens” photo to Instagram.
Your ideas will bring this garden to life
The Australian Garden has won another international award as a great international tourism garden.
Ecological adaptation and adaptedness of organisms in urban environments: basic research and actionable science, with Dr Amy Hahs
Designs based on botanic drawings are featured on a new collection of Samantha Robinson ceramics at the gift shop.
Kick off your weekend at the first-ever pop-up bar in the Melbourne Gardens!
A gathering today celebrated the joy of trees and tree planting with much-loved Melbourne artist and poet Michael Leunig.
Garden enthusiast or plants person, there’s bound to something to celebrate at the Horticultural and Gardening Festival this weekend…
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is fortunate to have supporters who have decided to make a difference by leaving a bequest in their will.
City of Melbourne is developing a Master Plan to guide sustainable management of these premier parklands - have your say!
Melburnians aren’t the only ones getting out and about in the gardens.
MELBOURNE GARDENS Summer Discovery Tour Garden Highlights - group tour Garden Explorer - group experience Aboriginal Heritage Walk...
The Aboriginal Heritage Walk at Melbourne Gardens is the first stop on an enriching new tour.
A chance to learn about the history, ecology and management of the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Discovery Centre.
A new era has begun for the Boon Wurrung Café at Cranbourne Gardens.
Students will be able to explore the relationship between their own health and wellbeing as part of a new education program.
The delicate forms of red algae specimens now adorn Henry Bucks’ latest accessory collection.
Introducing a new online guide to the vascular plants of Victoria
Dr Chris Williams will describe the edible landscaping research project he heads at Burnley Horticultural College.
A summer evening walk to see the birds of Melbourne Gardens in their habitat.
Lynsey Poore describes the beautiful gardens of Paris in the springtime.
A self-drive day trip to a landscape designer’s private garden in Kilsyth.
Author Carolyn Landon will talk about the subject of her recent biography, Banksia Lady: Celia Rosser, Botanical Artist.
Botanical artist and teacher Dianne Emery will give a three-day workshop on how to paint a tulip.
A guided tour of the Southern China Collection to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Photographers Kornelia Freeman and Ulo Pukk describe how their latest book was created.
Enjoy cocktails with the Friends on the lawn of historic Gardens House.
Treat yourself to traditional high tea with views of the stunning gardens, lawns and lake!
Play, explore, create and plant on this fun morning in The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden
Specialised tours of Melbourne Gardens tailored to meet your group’s needs.
This walk provides a snapshot of seasonal colour and an overview of the Australian Garden.
TeamUp with your family and friends to discover the wonderful wildflowers.
Contributed papers A new species of Podolepis (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) from New South Wales (PDF - 2.79 MB) J.A. Jeanes pp. 3–9...
Volunteering with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria may be just the thing for you!
A consignment of 24 rare plants have been sent to Queensland as part of a donation other botanic gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has joined forces with The Diggers Club to encourage and invest in the next generation of horticulturists.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria now offers a Horticultural Internship Program at Melbourne Gardens.
Horticultural Internship Program Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria now offers a Horticultural Internship Program at Melbourne Gardens. The...
Professor Tim Entwisle makes a case for five plants that could save us.
This week saw a final reduction of the Separation Tree’s canopy performed by Melbourne Gardens’ arborists.
We use native plants to create items ranging from the useful to the sculptural. Would you like to join us and/or do you have good...
During June, the Gardens is evolving with the transition to a new name and a refreshed look and feel.
Visitors to the Melbourne Gardens will be pleased to see the restoration of the William Tell Rest House just over twelve months since it...
Our Nuytsia floribunda is now classified as a significant tree, to be preserved for future generations
Refereed journal articles Chapman, T.F., May, T.W., Stefani, F.O.P., Bougher, N.L. & Robinson, R.M. (2015). Fungal hyphae of Coprinopsis...
Noushka Reiter manages our newly established Orchid Conservation Program, which has an exciting capacity for large-scale conservation...
Project summary The aim of the Foreign Collection Project is to database specimens collected outside of Australia and held at the National...
The extensive holdings of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (MEL) held at the National Herbarium of Victoria include a collection of...
Take a traditional punt cruise on Ornamental Lake and float around its bays and islands.
An opportunity to explore and experience gardens and temperate forests in the Dandenong Ranges.
A four-day workshop designed for those who have completed a Beginners’ Workshop and wish to further their botanical art skills.
Fern Gully has been reopened today by the Gardens’ Director and Chief Executive, Professor Tim Entwisle after a five-month upgrade.
Starting this Saturday 11 April, make sure you book early to take part in our special Nature Play Week activities!
The Royal Botanic Gardens together with the Diggers Club are excited to announce a new apprenticeship scheme.
The team at Cranbourne Gardens enjoyed a range of international dishes for A Taste of Harmony today.
See how the Titan Arum developed from a tiny tip to a 2.63m giant in just over five weeks!
At 2.58m, the Titan Arum in the Tropical Glasshouse is the tallest ever recorded in Australia!
A guided visit to Guilfoyle’s Volcano, a spectacular and historic water reservoir in Melbourne Gardens
Nature Play Week is an annual celebration that reconnects kids with nature and the outdoors.
Join us on this walk as we bring the bush to life through storytelling and nature play activities.
Build your own bush bark shelter using natural bushland plant material.
CRANBOURNE GARDENS Flora Australis Plants for your place Snapshots of Australia Garden Explorer Group Tour Double pass: Plants for your...
Enjoy a glass of bubbles at the Veuve Clicquot Airstream pop-up diner at Melbourne Gardens.
A relaxing way to discover this 38-hectare garden, with live commentary and stunning views.
Spoil your Valentine with a special outing at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne!
His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria, officially opened the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens...
Registrations are now open for the Fungimap 8 conference in Batemans Bay from 16 – 21 April.
All three sections of new steel boardwalks and bridges are now complete ahead of a planned opening in April.
Waste recycling and reuse practices at Melbourne Gardens have received a boost with Eco Bins placed at each desk.
Volumes 20 – 33 of Muelleria , a scientific research journal published by the Gardens, are now available to browse online.
Congratulations to Reannon and Heather, recipients of Jim Willis studentships for 2015.
A shoot on one of the Gardens’ Amorphophallus titanum (Titan Arum) plants has staff wondering if a flower is on its way!
Recent investigations have confirmed that the 400 year-old Separation Tree, damaged in vandalism attacks in 2010 and 2013, is dying.
Find out how you can help native animals as the weather warms up.
The Royal Botanic Gardens want to honour some of Melbourne’s favourite sons and daughters, and Nick Cave is the perfect place to start.
The old Burr Oak on Oak Lawn is being removed and replaced with a succession tree.
FunKey: Key to Agarics has launched! It is the first comprehensive, interactive key to the genera of agarics known from Australia.
Contributed papers A new species of Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) from northern Queensland, Australia (PDF – 206 kB) L.A. Craven and A.J. Ford...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 181 kB) Contributed papers Taxonomic studies of Australian Senecio (Asteraceae) 4. A revision of Senecio...
Cover and front matter (PDF – 78 kB) Contributed papers The lichen genus Nephroma in Australia (PDF – 225 kB) S.H.J.J. Louwhoff pp....
Cover and front matter (PDF – 693 kB) Contributed papers A new species of Lepraria (lichenized Ascomycetes) from Tasmania’s wet forests...
Eucalyptus workshop with Marta Salamon will concentrate on portraying specific qualities of eucalypts.
Start off the year with the Cranbourne Friends in the Ficus Forest!
Discover the Children’s Garden Specifically-designed programs at The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden at Melbourne Gardens will...
Contributed papers Taxonomic reassessment of Kelleria (Thymelaeaceae) in Australia and recognition of a new endemic Victorian species (PDF...
Gardens’ Senior Mycologist, Dr Tom May has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Australian Natural History Medallion.
Explore the stunning Melbourne Gardens from the comfort of our new 25-seat people mover!
Join the Cranbourne Friends and Angus Stewart at the Annual General Meeting.