Visiting the Australian Garden at Cranbourne VIC alows you to understand Australias biodiversity across multiple climates.
Get rid of all those exotic flowers and plants! Enrich your own home garden with native Australian plants and design and save water at the same time. Don’t know how? Find out at the colourful, award winning and inspiring Australian Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, a division of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Begin your journey at the expansive and vibrant red sand garden, wander through whispering gums and breathe in the familiar scents of the eucalypts. Walk the Rockpool Waterway, learn about arid gardens and imagine water in the dry riverbed. Enjoy Australian flora, landscape, art and architecture all in one place. Be amazed in the Future Garden and learn about the artificial manipulation of plants.
Everything in the young Australian Garden is connected to typical or unique Australian plants and related to water conservation; 15 landscape displays and exhibition gardens with 100,000 plants are waiting for your exploration and will help to finally dispel the myth that Australia is a big empty country.
WHERE // Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, 50min southeast from Melbourne’s CBD. Cost $9 adult, kids free. More info on (03) 9252 2494 or at www.rbg.vic.gov.au
DID YOU KNOW? // The Australian Garden celebrated its first birthday on Monday May 28 and was recently named top new tourist development in Australia in the 2006 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.