In case you missed our email from last week, the RBGV has reopened both the Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens to the public. 

RBGV staff are still split between working on site and working from home and at this stage the Friends’ Office will remain closed and volunteer activities and events are not able to resume.   These restrictions will remain in place until the 31 May when the RBGV will reassess in line with State Government regulations. 

The good news is, we can begin to enjoy the autumnal colours of the Gardens before the last of the leaves fall.  One of my personal favourites is the Lagerstroemia located near H Gate.  It has exceptional autumn colour and well worth a walk to see.