Botanic News Spring 2021

Enjoy your Spring issue of Botanic News.

Your latest edition of botanical goodness is ready to enjoy including a spectacular events program with flexible options for both online and onsite activities.

We reflect on Volunteer Week Celebrations and the presentation of the Entwisle Medal to two very worthy volunteers.

See the new Garden Explorers, funded by the Friends’ Trust Fund, in their finery. 

Enjoy a sneak peak of ‘The Acacia Project’ Botanical Art Exhibition coming up soon and scholarship report from Carry Lee, one of the RBGV’s Visitor Experience Officers.

Mary Ward has provided another wonderful article, this time featuring the women who have played a significant role in the Gardens 175 years and Chris Cole provides us with an update on the Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens.

Whilst COVID is quite prevalent and the Friends are impacted by lockdowns, the Friends Council have chosen to move back to online editions of Botanic News.  We apologise for this inconvenience as we know many of you cherish your printed copy of Botanic News. We do hope you still enjoy this issue and it is a welcome break from COVID related news.

Additionally, we regret that some of the event dates for early September and the dates of ‘The Acacia Project’ Exhibition are unfortunately not current due to the extension of lockdown #6 in Melbourne however you can keep up to date with changes to events via our weekly eNews and by visiting the Friends’ website

It’s now time to grab a cuppa, sit in your favourite chair and enjoy another wonderful issue of Botanic News.