Keeping a living landscape alive during times of water scarcity can be a challenge. When the landscape contains some of the world’s rarest and most significant plant species, water is both precious and essential. Journey through Melbourne Gardens (and its water) with Landscape Architect Andrew Laidlaw and Curator of Horticulture Peter Symes to discover how the story of water is the story of this precious site.
Presented by Open House Melbourne, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Punting on the Lake as part of Melbourne Design Week – an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens has been a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life for more than 165 years - much loved by generations of Victorians, as well as by many visitors from interstate and overseas.
It is a picturesque haven for recreation and an important resource for education, conservation, science and horticulture. Melbourne Gardens extends over 38 hectares and houses a collection of more than 8,500 species of plants from around the world, including amazing and diverse plant collections.
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