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Corporate entry Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (1958 - )

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    Eucalypt lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, 23 January 2013
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From
1958
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names
  • Royal Boatnic Gardens Victoria
Website
http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/
Location
Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria

Summary

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, the successor of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, continues its work as a scientific institution, a place of education about plants, and a major open space for the city of Melbourne. Its constituent parts are: the National Herbarium of Victoria, one of Australia's principal scientific plant collections; the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne which specialises in Australian plants; and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology. With the passing of the Royal Botanic Gardens Act 1991 the Gardens came under the administration of the Royal Botanic Gardens Board (with effect from 1 July 1992) as a statutory authority. In June 2015 the name was changed to Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

Timeline

 1846 - 1958 Melbourne Botanic Gardens
       1958 - Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Related People

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Fennessy, Kathleen M., A People Learning: Colonial Victorians and their Public Museums (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2007), 334 pp. Details
  • Morris, Deborah (text) and Elms, Greg (photographs), The Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne (Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2001), 160 pp. Details
  • Pescott, R. T. M., The memoirs of a "naturalist": a story of the goings and comings of one Richard Thomas Martin Pescott in Australia and elsewhere, by himself [unpublished.] ([Melbourne]: 1984), unpaged pp. Details
  • Pescott, Richard Thomas Martin, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne: a history from 1845 to 1970 (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1982), 212 pp. Details

Journals

Journal Articles

  • Cohn, Helen M., '150 Years: the National Herbarium of Victoria, 1853-2003', Muelleria, 17 (2003), 3-14. Details
  • Cohn, Helen M.; Maroske, Sara, 'Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne: a Select Annotated Bibiliography', Victorian Historical Journal, 67 (1) (1996), 167-174. Details
  • Cohn, Helen M.; Maroske, Sara, 'Relief from Duties of Minor Importance - the Removal of Baron von Mueller from the Directorship of the Royal Botanic Gardens', Victorian Historical Journal, 67 (1) (1996), 103-127. Details
  • Gillbank, Linden, 'A Tale of Two Animals: Camel and Alpaca - Zoological Shaping of Mueller's Botanic Gardens', Victorian Historical Journal, 67 (1) (1996), 83-102. Details
  • Maroske, S. and May, A., 'Public conferment from the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, 1870', Australian Garden History, 4 (4) (1993), 8-14. Details
  • McMahon, Philippa, 'Improving Australianness: the Native Plant Breeding Project at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens 1949-1957', Australian Studies, 20 (2007), 55-76. Details
  • McMahon, Philippa, 'Gladioli Envy and the Melbourne Botanic Garden's Native Plant Project', Australian Garden History, 21 (1) (2009), 14-17 . Details

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Title
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. (1832), River Red Gum - the 'Separation Tree'
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Title
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh. (1832), River Red Gum - the 'Separation Tree'
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Details

Title
Eucalypt lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Type
Image
Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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Rebecca Rigby and Helen Cohn