The Melbourne Club
36 Collins Street, Melbourne (Enter via Ridgeway Place off Little Collins Street)
Sunday 21 February, 2016
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry price $8 (children U18 free)
The fallout from a Melbourne Club ball in 1895 largely determined the future style and design of this rare surviving example of a nineteenth-century city garden, first established in the 1860s. According to Club legend, resident members planted three plane trees in order to prevent the erection of marquees and therefore any recurrence of disturbing revelry! Plantings bordering the lawn under these significant towering trees are predominantly green and white, with a preference for scented plants and species that perform well in all seasons and tolerate the shade cast by the trees and surrounding tall buildings.
John Fordham, horticulturist/arborist, will give a garden tour/talk at 11am and 2pm.
Proceeds from the opening will benefit The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.
Enter via Ridgeway Place off Little Collins Street