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Talk by Cranbourne Gardens staff members Sturt Gibbs and Trevor Seppings who went of an exploratory trip to South Australia that went as far as Port Augusta. This trip provided them with personal and professional development opportunities, as well as practical insights into the cultivation and environmental tolerance of a range of plant species potentially suited for cultivation in the Australian Garden. Sturt, Trevor and Cali Salzmann were recipients of a Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarship, made possible by the Maud Gibson Trust which supports activities of the RBG…Find out more »
Broaden your knowledge and outlook about our ‘other’, fantastic Aussie trees! Dr Roger Spencer will lead us into the world of the non-flowering Australian Tree Gymnosperms such as Agathis, Araucarias, Athrotaxis, Callitris, Largostrobus, Phyllocladus, Podocarpus, Prumnopitys and Wollemia. The renowned Dr Greg Moore will cover aspects of urban tree planting, Kevin Ritchie from the Victorian Native Bonsai Club will speak about ‘Penjing’ with Australian trees, Rodger Elliot will be covering Casuarinas and their allies including the beautiful ‘Daintree Pine’, Rodger…Find out more »
Autumn Plant Sale of Australian plants for the Growing Friends group of the Cranbourne Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Inc. Plant sale dates: Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th March, 2017 Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on both days A wide range of Australian plants in tubes and larger pots will be for sale – priced from $3. (Cash or cheques only, no credit/debit card facilities) Cranbourne Gardens is an easy one hour drive from Melbourne and…Find out more »
Spend a delightful day at Cranbourne with Attila Kapitany, expert on Australia's native succulents and plants. In Australian Succulent Plants Attila will show you a fresh approach to conventional attitudes and ideas about the diversity and beauty of Australian flora. Enjoy a colourful visual tour of lesser known and intriguing Australian native plants, mostly in habitat, some of which are rare and very unusual. With Australia’s natural flora of well over 20,000 species, at least 400 are considered to have a notable…Find out more »
Boabs and Bottle Trees: Join Attila Kapitany as we marvel at these majestic and spectacular giants of the Australian continent, some grotesque and monstrous, others appearing in need of a hug. Much of the presentation will show trees in habitat but with regular reference to cultivation and numerous pictures to support their incredible potential in landscape gardening and design. While some people are aware that Australia has the Queensland bottle tree (Brachychiton rupestris), most aren’t aware of several other species…Find out more »
Winter Plant Sale of Australian plants for the Growing Friends group of the Cranbourne Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Inc. Plant sale dates: Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd July, 2017 Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on both days Location: Royal Botanic Garden Victoria – Cranbourne (1000 Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne) A wide range of Australian plants in tubes and larger pots will be for sale – priced from $3. A great opportunity to purchase plants and look…Find out more »
‘Fascination of Orchid Pollination’ with Mitch Smith - Plants need pollinators! There is so much that we do not know about how pollination of Australian plants occurs. Come to this talk with the subtitle of ‘Sex, Lies and Seduction’ and become better acquainted with what has been discovered in recent times especially with Victoria’s terrestrial orchids. Mitch Smith has no formal training and is a self-professed ecologist/environmentalist. The ground breaking work by Mitch with Rudie Kuiter on Victoria’s orchid pollinators…Find out more »
Peruse and buy from the wonderful selection of many magnificent Australian plants that are grown by the Growing Friends' of Cranbourne Gardens. There will be clumping plants such as grasses and lilies as well as groundcovers, dwarf shrubs and shrubs of larger dimensions with also a few trees. Many of the plants are propagated from plants growing in the multi-award-winning Australian Garden. Plants are available in a range of different sized pots. Prices start from $3 and EFTPOS facilities will…Find out more »
Join renowned native plant expert, Kangaroo Paw breeder, author and former ABC Gardening Australia presenter Angus Stewart on an insightful tour celebrating the beauty and diversity of the many improved Australian plant cultivars (with particular reference to Kangaroo Paws) and learn how to select the most appropriate native plants for your home garden whatever its size. Sunday, 22 October 2017: 10.30 to 11.30am 12.30 to 1.30pm 2.30 to 3.30pm Meet at the Visitor Centre, Cranbourne Gardens. Cost $11.90 per person.Find out more »
The Autumn Plant Sale for the Growing Friends group of the Cranbourne Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is a great place to buy a range of Australian plants in tubes and larger pots - priced from $3 - as well as look around the Australian Garden.Find out more »