The Australian Garden Lost and Found

Mueller Hall, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra Closest to Gate F

Thursday 7 April, 2022

Arrive 5.30pm. Session starts 6-7.30pm

Adults $40 via Trybooking

There are limited tickets available so book now!

Please note  (due to COVID-19 protocols):

  • Tickets must be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking. 
  • Visitors over the age of 16 must be double vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. Click here for more information.

Image Credits: 

Guilfoyle and Von Mueller – Credit Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Aerial of Melbourne Gardens – Credit Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Lake – Credit Leigh Henningham

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The Australian Garden Lost and Found 

This is the first in a series of talks exploring the ideas of Empire that conceived the Australian Garden of the past and Re-Imagining the future of Country.  

From collections of exotic specimens and trophies to gardens of earthly delights

A look at the noble origins and intent of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, the role of von Mueller and Guilfoyle in the changing landscape of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, and how botanic gardens today address contemporary concerns such as climate change and ‘decolonisation’.    

The discussion will look at the challenges facing the RBGM garden today in relation to climate change, preserving biodiversity and more inclusive of the broader community, Traditional Owners and indigenous landscapes. 

We're thrilled to have the following notable speakers present:

  • Tim Entwistle (Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria)
  • Uncle Shane Charles (Co-Chair Reconciliation Victoria)
  • Andrew Laidlaw (Global Gardens of Peace President & Landscape Architect, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria)

The majority of proceeds will be donated to The Global Gardens of Peace

Watch this Gardening Australia segment with Andrew Laidlaw.


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