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Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Birdwood Avenue

Ph: 03 - 9252 2300
Fax: 03 - 9252 2350
Web Site:

Authority: State Government of Victoria (Royal Botanic Garden, Melbourne Board)
Established: 1846
Area: 38.9 ha
Location: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
Entry Fees: None
Open: Mon to Sun 1 Nov to 30 Apr 7.30 am to 8.30 pm. 1 May to 30 Oct 7.30 am to 5.30 pm
Number of Paid Staff: >100
Number of Volunteers: >100
Planting Records: computer
% of Plants Labelled: 30%
% Native Aust Plants: 10%
Threatened Plant Prog: native
% of collection vouchered: 10%
Vouchers held at: National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL)
Public Access Herbarium: no
Special Collections: Many, incl National Collection of Camellia Research Soc, Viburnum collection (OPCA)
Indoor Exhibition Space: yes

Plant material available
For Public Sale: no
Exchange with other Gardens: seeds and plants
To Research Institutions: seeds and plants

Friends: Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Inc
Friend’s Address: Same as Gardens
Friend’s Web Site:

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