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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens

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Australia - Victoria - Cranbourne

Institution Code: MEL

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

The new Australian
The new Australian "Red Sand" Garden shows off native plants

About the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, a division of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, is one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and offers nature-lovers the chance to explore 363 hectares of untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands.

These expansive natural gardens are also home to thriving bird and animal life, including several rare and endangered species.

The RBG Cranbourne is home to a new garden - the Australian Garden. The Australian Garden is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in Australian flora, landscapes, art and architecture. This amazing new garden features a gallery of exhibition gardens, sculpture and displays - all highlighting the beauty and diversity of our Australian landscape.

Main Address:
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens
1000 Ballarto Road
Victoria 3977 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0)3 5990 2200
Fax: 61 (0)3 5990 2250
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr Chris Russell
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 363 Hectares
    Latitude: -38.1329334
    Longitude: 145.2734743
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:100 % of collection if Australian flora. Leptospermum myrsinoides heathland, Banksia, Callistemon, Dryandra, Proteaceae, wet heathland, grassy woodland, sedge swampland.

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes