RBGV Cranbourne - Urban Habitat Gardens Talk

Cnr Ballarto Road & Botanic Drive, Cranbourne

Sunday 27 October, 2019

10.30am – 1.30pm

See below for the day's program

Ticket price $50

Website:   www.rbg.vic.gov.au/visit-cranbourne

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Creating an Urban Wildlife garden –
tips and techniques

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Cranbourne Gardens is home to a wonderful array of native fauna. Visitors enjoy watching honeyeaters, fairy wrens, and bandicoots going about their business – but how can you take that kind of magic home with you?

Habitat gardening can help create outdoor spaces that are easy to maintain, provide refuge and resources for wildlife, and bring you entertainment and joy.

Find out how to create a haven for native animals in your own space in this urban wildlife gardening workshop.

The day also includes morning tea and a guided tour of the award-winning Australian Garden on the Explorer bus if you wish to join this at the conclusion of the workshop. The Friends of Cranbourne Botanic Gardens are hosting a plant sale on site on the day, so you could even pick up a few plants for your place and get that habitat happening.

Program overview:

9.30am             Open with Ricardo Simao (RBGV Cranbourne
                              – talk and walk)

10.30am           Morning tea by Sorrento Catering

11.00am           AB Bishop (researcher, TV presenter and
                               writer – including with Angus Stewart)

11.45am           Charlotte Fletcher (RBGV Cranbourne)

12.15pm           ‘Question time’

12.30pm           Finish, including free Explorer Bus tour if
                               workshop participants wish

A short profile of the speakers:

Ricardo Simao

Ricardo Simao is the Environmental Systems Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Cranbourne and responsible for the protection and enhancement of the significant remnant flora and fauna of the site. Ricardo believes that to prevent the current extinction crisis, we must create habitats in our own gardens.

AB Bishop

AB Bishop is a horticulturist, conservationist, writer and habitat consultant. She co-authored The Australian Native Garden with Angus Stewart, assisted with Angus Stewart’s Creating an Australian Garden, and was a researcher for ABC TV's Gardening Australia program for five years. Now a regular freelance writer for The Age newspaper and Gardening Australia Magazine, AB Bishop is a regular guest presenter on 3CR’s Gardening Program.

Charlotte Fletcher

Charlotte is an urban ecologist turned science communicator focused on ‘underappreciated’ fauna and the spaces where humans and wildlife clash. As the Southern Brown Bandicoot outreach officer at RBGV, Charlotte is raising the public profile of this endangered to encourage communities to get involved in habitat gardening conservation action.

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