Wed, 5 May | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

The Garden State – Inside Victoria’s Private Gardens

Talking at Mueller Hall with Richard Allen and Kimbal Baker

Please join us for a presentation by Richard Allen, author, and Kimbal Baker, photographer of their latest beautiful book, The Garden State.  The book includes wonders like the magnificent Macarthur Street Garden at the foot of the Grampians in Dunkeld, rambling hill gardens of Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges, and newer, more intimate gardens on the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. In Mildura an eccentric desert garden appears like an oasis in the flat landscape, while at Sherbrooke, a miniature garden displays a collection of rare alpine flowers painstakingly collected and propagated from around the world.

This talk will showcase, in words and pictures, a selection of these stunning rural Victorian gardens. Victoria’s rich soil, mostly cool climate (apart from mid-summer heatwaves) and – in many places – nourishing volcanic soil prove that with passion, patience, imagination and commitment, amazing gardens can be built and maintained.

Bookings essential: Click here to book

Wednesday 5 May at 11am

Mueller Hall, National Herbarium RBGVM

Entry and Light Refreshments from 10.30am via Gate F

AGHS / Friends $20 Non-members $25

Online Zoom access $10

Image provided by Thames & Hudson