Recently-discovered historical files are helping Gardens’ staff and volunteers to accurately map the Camellia Collection.
Seniors Week Special. Show your card and receive a special gift!
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 along and take a walk through the gardens, meet the suppliers and see some great wedding displays.
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...
We need your help! Join our citizen science project and make observations of indicator species in the 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.
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. 35 (2016–2017) Muelleria Vol. 34 (2015–2016) Muelleria Vol. 33 (2014–2015) Muelleria Vol. 32 (2014) Muelleria Vol. 31...
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 Rewilding Public Gardens: facilitating Nature Play Outdoor Learning for Early Childhood is a...
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...
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 two-day workshop on the traditional Shibori technique of dyeing fabric with indigo in a dye-bath.
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.
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.
Your guide to visiting Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens over the Christmas and New Year period.
Mali the elephant has had a fresh coat of paint and is all ready for summer!
The Education team at Melbourne Gardens hosted more than 200 staff from Trinity Grammar School for a full-day Professional Development...
Melbourne Gardens horticulturist Tim Wall to join Jerusalem Botanical Gardens for nine months in 2014.
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...
The Friends’ tour of the University of Melbourne’s grounds includes the System Garden designed in 1856.
A workshop devoted to learning techniques for capturing translucence, highlights and ‘bloom’ on a variety of small fruit.
The anniversary was marked by an historical re-enactment in the presence of His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of...
Congratulations to the winning schools at the annual Victorian Schools Garden Awards, hosted at Melbourne Gardens on 5 December.
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Congratulations to fourth-year apprentice Ebony Seeley, a member of the Horticulture team at Melbourne Gardens, who was last week awarded...
To display a broad representation of the family Araucariaceae and to conserve rare and threatened Araucariaceae.
The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden aims to demonstrate the connections between plants and our daily lives.
This Sunday, Long Island will become the third venue for sound artist Geoff Robinson’s ‘Site Overlay/Acoustic Survey’ event.
Australia continues to lose many different kinds of plants from our gardens each year. Some are victims of changes in fashion while others...
Enjoy love and laughter under the stars with Twelfth Night – a pure gem of Shakespearean Comedy!
This is a Taxonomic and Evolutionary 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...
Pack a picnic, pack up the family and join Ratty and Mole this summer for an exciting adventure!
Moonlight Cinema returns to the beautiful Melbourne Gardens.
Members of the working groups demonstrate their plant craft skills.
Invite a guide to visit your venue and take a virtual journey down the Gardens’ paths!
The 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Observatory will be celebrated with an afternoon of fun family activities starting at 3pm
The online Living Plant Census allows the public to view details of the entire living collection at Melbourne Gardens. The Living Plant...
Guilfoyle’s Volcano will be transformed into one of the most stunning runways in the world next January to showcase some of Australia’s...
Grade 5 students from Firbank Grammar give the new Carbon Futures: Trees Please education program the thumbs up!
Four Voluntary Guides who have between them contributed 120 years of volunteering to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne were honoured on...
Join an overnight expedition to monitor microbat populations at the Melbourne Gardens
Discover the world of author May Gibbs through hands-on bushland activities