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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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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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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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Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy is a molecular systematist (systematic botanist) whose research primarily involves the use of molecular data (DNA sequencing)...

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Val Stajsic

Expertise Identification and nomenclature of the Victorian indigenous and naturalised vascular plants Nomenclature of naturalised plants...

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Neville Walsh

Neville Walsh is the Senior Conservation Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. His work involves survey and development of...

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Alison Vaughan

Alison is responsible for the development and maintenance of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's collections database, which uses the Specify...

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Green power for the Gardens

State of the art photovoltaic panels are being installed at RBG Melbourne to convert solar energy into direct current electricity.

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Teresa Lebel

Teresa’s research interests are primarily focused on the taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of Australasian truffle-like fungi and...

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Collaborations

Department of Education and Training (DET) DET contracts Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to provide school education programs to students...

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Give to the Gardens

If you would like to donate to support the ongoing conservation and development of our world class gardens for the enjoyment and benefit of...

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Bequests

One very practical way of helping Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is by structuring your estate planning so that the Gardens is included in...

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Global Plants Initiative

Project summary The Global Plants Initiative project is a worldwide scientific database hosted by JSTOR. As part of this global initiative,...

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Our staff

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria employs more than 240 people, many of whom are experts in their fields. The scientists and horticultural...

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School Visits

An excursion to Melbourne Gardens offers an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to further their understanding of environmental...

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Attractions

The picturesque setting of Melbourne Gardens extends over 38 hectares and displays more than 50,000 plants. Diverse plant collections,...

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School Visits

An excursion to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Cranbourne Gardens offers an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to...

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Attractions

Immerse yourself in one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and be inspired by the stunning Australian Garden. This...

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Lifestyle Garden

This garden creates a memorable demonstration of the opportunities that bringing the garden experience into the house can create.

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Seaside Garden

The Seaside Garden illustrates the beauty and preciousness of our coastline and how to garden within this environment.

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Weird and Wonderful Garden

In the heart of the Australian Garden, this mysterious garden focuses on some of the stranger forms of Australian flora.

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Eucalypt Walk

The Eucalypt Walk celebrates the diversity in form, foliage, bark, smells and sounds that make up the diverse Eucalypts and related genera.

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The Gondwana Garden

Visitors arriving at the Gondwana Garden, will discover a lush and immersive landscape representing Australia’s ancient Gondwanan...

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Melaleuca Spits

Strongly reminiscent of Australia’s coastal regions, this evocative feature of the Australian Garden landscape is highly visible from...

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The Arbour Garden

Australian climbing plants and standards fill this display garden with a large number of plants for use in the home garden.

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Howson Hill

Howson Hill emerges from a tranquil waterway north of the River Walk and is capped with existing rare and endangered Mallee Eucalypts.

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Research Garden

The research in this area will highlight the role of botanic gardens in horticultural research and how this impacts on which plants we grow...

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Cultivar Garden

Dynamic displays are on show here, utilising selections of some of the most visually spectacular Australian plants.

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Kids’ Backyard Garden

This is a space for children’s imagination and exploration using organic materials, especially red-gum timbers.

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Future garden

The Future Garden is an exploration of the reality and dilemmas posed by the artificial manipulation of plants to achieve particular...

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Water Saving Garden

The Water Saving Garden conveys the significance of water and its relationship to plant selection and suitability.

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Diversity garden

The Diversity Garden is an abstract journey through the 85 bio-regions of Australia.

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Arid Garden

Trees appear for the first time in this garden, used sparingly, yet accurately representing the whole continent.

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Dry River Bed

The design of the Dry River Bed relates to the ephemeral nature of water within the Australian landscape and the power of water to shape...

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Rockpool Waterway

The Rockpool Waterway is framed by the Australian tree Angophora costata (Smooth-barked Apple), rising over Dwarf Lilly Pillies and Guinea...

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Red Sand Garden

The journey through the Australian Garden starts with the Sand Garden where the expanse of red sand contrasts with grey foliage.

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Ironbark Garden

The characteristic blackened trunks are the feature of this garden, juxtaposing the grey tones of the foliage of the shrub understory.

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Media Releases

2018 13 Jun - National Herbarium of Victoria loans priceless botanic samples to Malaspina Exhibition 6 Jun - NAIDOC Week at Royal Botanic...

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Rita Macheda

Rita is responsible for databasing the foreign (ex-Australian) Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's (MEL) specimen collection held at the...

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Jeffrey Jeanes

Jeff is an Honorary Associate focusing mainly on indigenous and naturalised vascular plants of Victoria. His research interests include the...

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Collin Ahrens

Collin earned his PhD in 2011 while studying at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. There, he used mathematical models, genetic analysis...

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Wayne Gebert

Wayne Gebert is responsible for curating the vascular plant families at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (MEL). His work involves databasing...

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Helen Barnes

Helen is responsible for the curation of the vascular component of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's (MEL) collection. Her work includes...

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Elizabeth James

Conservation and ecological genetics of threatened species Reproductive biology of clonal plants, particularly polyploidy species Influence...

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Nimal Karunajeewa

Nimal Karunajeewa is responsible for curating the cryptogamic groups (bryophytes, fungi, lichens and algae) at Royal Botanic Gardens...

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Sally Stewart

Sally manages the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Library, which is located on the top floor of the National Herbarium of Victoria building....

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Pina Milne

Pina is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of curatorial practice are employed at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (MEL)....

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Global Gardens of Peace

Two of the Gardens’ best - Andrew Laidlaw and Peter Symes have put their hands up to help with an exciting project lead by humanitarian...

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Catherine Gallagher

Catherine oversees the curation officer team at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (MEL). The curation team is responsible for maintaining the...

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Tom May

Tom May has research interests in the taxonomy, ecology and conservation of larger fungi, and in related historical, bibliographic and...

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Frank Udovicic

Frank's interests centre around the phylogenetic systematics of Australian plants, in particular members of the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae),...

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Muelleria

Online access From volume 33 onwards, papers in Muelleria will be published online if they are ready for publication prior to the...

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The Board

The Board has seven members, appointed by the Governor-in-Council. Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria Members Mr Kenneth Harrison AM,...

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Roger Spencer

Roger's primary role is to oversee the taxonomy of cultivated plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, which entails curating the...

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Rob Cross

Rob Cross is Horticultural Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Rob works on the development of sustainable practices in...

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David Cantrill

Research interests The history of Antarctic vegetation and, in particular, the role that Antarctica has played in developing present day...

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Volunteering

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has a large number of volunteers who donate their time, skills, expertise and energy to the organisation....

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Plant Collections

Botanic gardens hold collections of plants for scientific, educative, conservation and aesthetic purposes. They play a role helping...

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Biosecurity

Plant biosecurity guards against the risks of new outbreaks of pests, diseases and weeds at the Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens....

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The Home Garden

The Home Garden seeks to emphasize the design possibilities of Australian plants while taking the visitor on a journey through Australian...

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Executive Team

Director and Chief Executive (2013) Professor Timothy J Entwisle PhD, BSc (Hons) Leads and promotes Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to...

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