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Climate research at the Gardens

New automatic weather stations at both Gardens are part of a new research study into the importance of thermal comfort in urban planning.

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Teaching the teachers

The Education team at Melbourne Gardens hosted more than 200 staff from Trinity Grammar School for a full-day Professional Development...

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Guilfoyle’s Volcano

Guilfoyle’s Volcano was built in 1876 and was used to store water for the botanic gardens. After lying idle for 60 years, it was restored...

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Araucariaceae

To display a broad representation of the family Araucariaceae and to conserve rare and threatened Araucariaceae.

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Arts event on Long Island

This Sunday, Long Island will become the third venue for sound artist Geoff Robinson’s ‘Site Overlay/Acoustic Survey’ event.

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Plant Trust

Australia continues to lose many different kinds of plants from our gardens each year. Some are victims of changes in fashion while others...

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Guilfoyle’s Volcano Collection

Guilfoyle’s Volcano was built in 1876 and was used to store water for Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. After lying idle for 60 years, it...

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The Royal Botanic Runway

Guilfoyle’s Volcano will be transformed into one of the most stunning runways in the world next January to showcase some of Australia’s...

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Starry southern skies

View the night sky using our powerful heritage telescopes. Have the chance to view clusters and double stars or explore the Moon.

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Viburnum Collection

This is an ornamental collection of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from the Northern Hemisphere, grown for their spring flowers and overall...

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Jim Willis Studentships

Jim Willis Studentships 2015/16 The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria invites applications for vacation studentships honouring the late Dr...

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Accessibility – Cranbourne

Australian Garden Disabled access Accessible toilet facilities are located at the Visitor Centre, Northern Kiosk and the Rockpool Pavilion....

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Map of Cranbourne Gardens

Download a map of the Cranbourne Gardens (PDF - 1.04 MB). Download a map of the Australian Garden (PDF - 731 kB).

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Tertiary Cranbourne

Cranbourne programs Programs for tertiary and adult education institutions are tailored to specific curriculum needs. They are negotiated...

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Secondary Cranbourne

The following programs are designed to incorporate AusVELS. They provide an effective and integrated approach for teaching across the...

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Primary Cranbourne

Immerse your class in the magical world of a garden where experience-based learning creates connections through gardening, play, the...

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Early Childhood Cranbourne

The Early Childhood Program is an enjoyable and safe first excursion for four year olds. Each program is led by a Royal Botanic Gardens...

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Muelleria – Vol. 31, 2013

Cover and front matter (PDF - 522 kB) Contributed papers An overview of the Thelymitra nuda (Orchidaceae) complex in Australia including...

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Science publications 2008

Refereed journal articles Bayly, M.J., Udovicic, F., Gibbs, A.K., Parra-O., C. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2008). Ribosomal DNA pseudogenes are...

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Science publications 2009

Refereed journal articles Bell, K.L. and Philips, T.K. (2009). New species of the myrmecophile Polyplocotes Westwood (Coleoptera: Ptinidae)...

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Science publications 2010

Refereed journal articles Beattie, K.D., Raouf, R., Gander, L., May, T.W., Ratkowsky, D., Donner, C.D., Gill, M., Grice, I.D. and...

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Science publications 2011

Refereed journal articles Adair, R.J., Neser, S. and Stajsic, V. (2011). Phytophagous organisms associated with the woody shrub Polygala...

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Science publications 2012

Refereed journal articles Adair, R.J., Shackleton, A., Stajsic, V. and Gajaweera, R. (2012). The Biology of Australian Weeds 61. Polygala...

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Science publications 2013

Refereed journal articles Bayly, M.J., Holmes, G.D., Forster, P.I., Cantrill, D.J. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2013). Major clades of Australasian...

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Flora Australis

Take a journey through time and learn about the evolution, adaptations and the interaction of Australian plants and people.

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NSW mid-north coast tour

We have appointed Pegasus Coach Tours to undertake an 8-day tour of the NSW mid-north coast for the Friends RBGC in spring 2013. We will...

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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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Edible and poisonous fungi

There is very little information about the edibility of native fungi in Australia. A few species have been discovered to be poisonous when...

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Lake System Wetlands

This area includes the following locations: Nymphaea Lily, Central and Ornamental Lakes, Fern Gully Creek, reservoir in Guilfoyle’s...

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Gardens House

A garden within a garden, the Garden House display garden is an enclosed area surrounding historic Gardens House.

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Arid Garden

The Arid Garden displays an extraordinary assortment of cacti, aloes, agaves and bromeliads.

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Prof Tim Entwisle

Professor Tim Entwisle is a highly respected scientist, scientific communicator and botanic gardens director. He took up the role of...

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How To Garden

The How To Garden is the place to go if you’re after practical advice.

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Greening Cities Garden

The Greening Cities Garden demonstrates the ideas and techniques required to stimulate the spread of urban greening.

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Gibson Hill

Gibson Hill is cloaked with blue-foliaged Saltbush and provides a visually arresting display.

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Box Garden

The Box Garden is one of the most densely planted areas in the Australian Garden.

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Bloodwood Garden

This is a garden that showcases the simplicity and the beauty of tree trunks.

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Backyard Garden

The Backyard Garden can be many things to many people and can take on many forms.

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Climate

Managing the impacts of accelerating global climate change guides horticulture research and management practices, including plant selection...

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Tropical Glasshouse

The Tropical Glasshouse showcases plants from tropical regions around the globe, and displays some of the most important and spectacular...

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Fire

At Cranbourne Gardens, fire is an important ingredient in managing the native bushland. Heathlands and heathy woodlands are fire-tolerant...

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Trees

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Melbourne Gardens contain over 6000 tree species including indigenous, rare and exotic trees – some of...

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Soil

Healthy soil supports the living landscape and plant collections at the Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens. Underneath the Melbourne Gardens...

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Director’s Circle relaunch

This week more than 100 members of the Director’s Circle were invited to a special event to celebrate the relaunch of the Gardens’ key...

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Staff

Mark McDonnell Director, ARCUE Assoc Prof, School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne Rodney van der Ree Deputy Director, ARCUE...

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Michelle Casanova

Michelle has been working on the ecology and taxonomy of water plants since 1988. Her major interest is in the family Characeae, the...

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Megan Hirst

Megan Hirst is the Seedbank Officer for the Victorian Conservation Seedbank (VCS), which is located within the National Herbarium of...

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