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Melton Botanic Garden

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Australia - Victoria - Melton

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Melton Botanic Garden

The Melton Botanic Garden is being developed by volunteers.
The garden is based on a dryland theme with plants from 450mm or less of rainfall in the natural habitat. Melton's long term average rainfall is 450mm. The site is 26 ha.
The main garden areas that have been developed are indigenous plantings, Victorian Volcanic Plains garden Koori Student Garden, Eucalyptus Arboretum with understory of Australian natives including a collection of eremophila.
Garden areas currently being built are the Western and South Australian Gardens and the Southern African Garden.
Gardens to built over the next few years are Mediterranean, Californian, Central and South American, succulent garden and a dryland Eastern Australian Garden.

Main Address:
Melton Botanic Garden
Lakewood Boulevard
Mailing: FMBG, P.O. Box 2381, Melton South 3338
Melton
Victoria 3338 Australia

Telephone: +61397433819
Fax:
URL: http://www.fmbg.org.au
Primary Email: friends@fmbg.org.au

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: John Bentley (President FMBG)
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
  • Date founded: 2011
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 26 Hectares
    Latitude: -37.689535
    Longitude: 144.589620
    Annual Rainfall: 450 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No