Celebrate Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand Open Day at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Free talks and workshops at Cranbourne Gardens showcasing the role we play in conserving plants for the future.

Talks, tours and workshops include:
– Encyclopaedic knowledge of Australian plants – Walk and talk with Rodger Elliot & Trevor Blake
Let the pages of the Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants come to life with co-author, Rodger Elliot and Botanic Illustrator of all nine volumes, Trevor Blake.

– Care for the Rare
Join us in caring for Australian native plants that are rare and threatened in the wild by working with our nursery team potting up threatened plants to be planted in the Australian Garden, securing their species hopes for the future.

– Back from the brink of extinction
Hear how our Noushka Reiter, Orchid Conservation Botanist, works with local communities to conserve rare and threatened terrestrial orchids from south eastern Australia.

– Ecologists in action – After Dark Experience
Join our Ecologist, Dr. Terry Coates in action showing you the secret hiding spots of our native birds, bats and mammals that emerge from their homes at night.

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