The von Mueller Resource Centre and Library

  • The Library of the Plant Craft Cottage is named in honour of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. 
  • It houses a unique collection of books, magazines and original material covering botany and plant crafts. There is also a reference collection of the Groups’ work with plants.
  • Members of the Friends may access and borrow from the library after becoming a member. 
  • Please contact the Friends' office to organise access to this resource.
  • On 6 January 1853, Ferdinand Mueller was appointed as Victoria’s first Government Botanist. It seems probable that he and his sisters Bertha and Clara occupied at least a portion of the Cottage over the next four years. In 1857 Mueller succeeded John Dallachy as Director of the Gardens, at which time he moved into the Director’s Residence. He was the Director of the Gardens for 16 years until 1873. In 1871 Mueller was awarded a Hereditary Baronetcy from the King of Wurtemberg, and from this time onwards was entitled to call himself Baron Ferdinand von Mueller.
The Cottage Resource Centre

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller