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Fern collections

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's fern collection housed at the National Herbarium spans a collecting period of four centuries and comprises...

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Otto Sonder herbarium

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria holds approximately 1.5 million herbarium specimens housed at the National Herbarium of Victoria. Around...

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Botanical nomenclature

The formal, scientific naming of plants and certain groups of algae and fungi is known as botanical nomenclature. Botanical nomenclature is...

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Fungi collections

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has extensive holdings of fungi, with around 90,000 databased collections and several thousand more awaiting...

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Loans and exchange program

The loan and exchange of specimens between herbaria is an essential part of botanical and mycological research. Botanists or mycologists...

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Protecting the collection

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's collection of approximately 1.5 million specimens held at the National Herbarium is an invaluable...

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Databasing specimens

Herbarium specimens contain valuable information about the distribution and use of plants, and the history and practice of plant...

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Filing specimens

There are approximately 1.5 million specimens held by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and housed in the National Herbarium of Victoria....

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Mounting specimens

Herbarium specimens comprise pressed and dried plant material and associated collecting notes. When a new specimen is accessioned into a...

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Herbarium collectors

Our task is to find, photograph and collect plant specimens at each stage of their development at Cranbourne Gardens, while ensuring...

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Botanical Fabricators

We work with fabric crafts (hand sewing, machine sewing and embroidery) using materials or designs featuring and highlighting the beauty of...

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Seed collectors

The seed collectors gather seed for the Cranbourne Gardens seed stock and for the Growing Friends nursery. Seed collecting over the last...

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Join the Friends - Cranbourne

Benefits Join the Friends and receive the following benefits: Our quarterly newsletter, Naturelink QuickLink online Discount rates for both...

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Botanical Illustrators

The Botanical Illustrators meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (February - 1st Wednesday in December) from 10am to 3pm in the...

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Filming and Photography

Applications must be received at least two weeks (10 working days) prior to the proposed date. No filming or photography is to take place...

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Terrestrial Orchids

This Collection is not available for public viewing. Plants in family Orchidaceae include some of the most beautiful and amazing plants on...

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Species Rose Collection

Lovers of the world’s most popular flower, the rose, are delighted by Melbourne Gardens collection of ‘species’ and old fashioned...

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Southern China Collection

Meander along the winding path to see the many wild collected some weird some wonderful rare and common plants from South China.

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Southern Africa Collection

The Southern Africa Collection contains a sample of a variety of plants. Southern Africa has a climate not dissimilar to Victoria’s,...

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Perennial Border

The Perennial Border is an ornamental collection, which uses a variety of plant material for a display of colour and texture.

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Palms

There are many different species of Palm in the Arecaceae family. All are easily recognised as palms by their unique foliage. Foliage is...

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Oak Collection

Melbourne Gardens features a variety of oaks from around the world. With over 40 species on display and specimens over 130 years old, this...

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Lower Yarra River Habitat

An ecological collection to display and conserve Indigenous plants from five plant communities found locally in the lower Yarra region.

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Herb Garden

A unique collection of plants useful to people: for flavoring food, as medicines, for fragrance, dyeing fabric, fibre plants, spiritual...

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Grey Garden

An ornamental collection of silver, grey and blue leaved plants thriving in a site exposed to extremes of heat and wind.

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Fern Gully

The Fern Gully demonstrates a range of fern species typical of cool forests of Australasia that will grow well in Melbourne’s climate.

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Eucalypts

Corymbia and Eucalypts are closely related evergreen trees, many of which are native to Australia. Corymbia were previously categorized as...

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Cycad Collection

Living fossils, ancient survivors from the age of dinosaurs, at home in a modern landscape.

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Camellia Collection

Melbourne Gardens’ world-acclaimed Camellia Collection is at its breathtaking best in winter. These are evergreen plants, blooming...

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California Garden

Sharing a similar climate with Victoria, the California collection demonstrates the diverse flora of California and the potential for...

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Australian Forest Walk

The Australian Forest Walk focuses on displaying a range of Australian forest species from impressive forest giants to middle- and...

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Thank you for your enquiry, one of our staff will contact you if required.

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Taxonomy

The origins of taxonomy The Swedish scientist, Carl (or Carolus) Linnaeus is generally regarded as the originator of the system on which...

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Identification Services

Plant Identification and Information Service The Identifications and Information Service is housed in the National Herbarium building, on...

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Library

Using the Library The Library is open to the public by appointment only and students are encouraged to exhaust all other resources before...

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National Herbarium of Victoria

State Botanical Collection at the National Herbarium The State Botanical Collection at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria comprises a...

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Herbarium and Resources

The more than 1.5 million dried plant and fungi collections housed in the National Herbarium of Victoria at the Royal Botanic Gardens...

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Online Databases

Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH) Australia's major state and territory herbaria house over six million plant, algae and fungi specimens....

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Scientific Publications

Scientists at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria publish journal articles, books and online resources in the areas of taxonomy, systematics,...

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Science and Conservation

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is a leading plant science organisation focussing on the streams of biodiversity and conservation research,...

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Garden Highlights

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

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Fauna

Cranbourne Gardens supports a diverse native animal population. The most commonly seen animals include the Southern Brown Bandicoot...

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Woodland Picnic Area

The Woodland Picnic Area is a fantastic bushland space for families and community groups. The Picnic Area is approx 400 metres from the car...

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Bushland

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Cranbourne Gardens contains one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and is home to an...

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Getting here

Directions to Cranbourne Gardens Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne, (off South Gippsland Highway). Melway Ref: 133 K10 Royal...

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Australian Garden

The Australian Garden is an inspiring and immersive display of Australian flora, landscapes, art and architecture. Set across 15 hectares,...

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School Partnership Program

School partnership programs generate opportunities for long term, ongoing learning experiences for schools. Participating students and...

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Copyright

© Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria 2015 Copyright in this website (including content and design) is owned by the Royal Botanic Gardens...

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Accessibility

Action Access Plan The Access Action Plan 2011-15 formalises our commitment to access and inclusion and provides an effective blueprint for...

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Disclaimer

This website This website is provided for general information only. The Royal Botanic Gardens Board Victoria makes no statements,...

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Contact Us

For information on services and programs provided by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria please contact each location directly. Melbourne...

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Privacy

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) is committed to protecting personal and sensitive information consistent with the principles set...

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Tertiary Melbourne

The National Herbarium of Victoria and Melbourne Gardens have a history of nearly 160 years of providing education, recreational and...

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Secondary Melbourne

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

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Early Childhood Melbourne

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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Teacher Resources

This page contains downloadable resources for teachers to use in the classroom and onsite at the Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens. General...

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Research

The development and conservation of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne relies on a sound scientific understanding of this dynamic living...

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Plan your Excursion

An excursion to the Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens is an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to further their understanding of...

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Sustainable Management

Environmental Stewardship Policy Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is committed to making environmental sustainability a priority in all of...

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Primary Melbourne

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

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Select a Program

Royal Botanic Gardens education experiences are led by experienced educators. They provide face-to-face engagement through stories and...

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Water

Water Conservation Royal Botanic Gardens is a recognised leader in water conservation for large landscapes. Since 1994, we’ve reduced...

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Fauna

Melbourne Gardens is home to a range of native and exotic fauna. The lake system provides habitat for eels and other aquatic species; the...

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Garden Highlights

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...

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Plant Collections

Melbourne’s temperate climate and northerly aspect have allowed an immense range of plants to be brought together at Melbourne Gardens....

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Children’s Garden

There’s lots of fun places to explore including the Ruin Garden, the Meeting Place (which has a water feature that sprays up out of the...

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Getting here

Directions to Melbourne Gardens Located at Birdwood Avenue, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Melbourne Gardens is approximately two...

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Melbourne Observatory

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria at Melbourne Gardens manages the site of the Melbourne Observatory and works closely with the Astronomical...

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Act and Regulations

Royal Botanic Gardens Act 1991 The Royal Botanic Gardens Act 1991 establishes the statutory authority which is the Royal Botanic Gardens...

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Media Centre

Media Releases All Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria media releases can be accessed via the Media Releases page. Visit our Latest News page...

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Job Opportunities

Current Opportunities All vacancies at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are advertised on the Victorian Government Jobs website. If there are...

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Our Organisation

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is dedicated to the conservation, display and enjoyment of plants and extends over two locations, Melbourne...

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Publications

Corporate and Financial Publications Corporate Plan 2014–2019 (PDF - 1.8 MB) Landscape Succession Strategy for Melbourne Gardens (PDF -...

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Our Story

Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens was established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe. Over the next 60 years this swampy site was...

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Cranbourne Friends

The Cranbourne Friends are a vibrant group of more than 600 members who share a love of Australian plants and nature, and support Royal...

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Maud Gibson Trust

Since then the Trust has provided important financial assistance, and been an influential advocate, for the horticultural, scientific and...

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Melbourne Friends

The Melbourne Friends provide support for Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria by offering the services of dedicated volunteers and providing...

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