GardenDrumMelbourne Botanic Gardens Master Plan: public consultation now open

J000245_RBGV_Melb_MasterPlan_Web_Banner_FA0101 (2)_400x120Melbourne Botanic Gardens Master Plan: public consultation now open. AIR YOUR IDEAS – online or in person.

The Melbourne Gardens is preparing a 20-year Master Plan and during August you can contribute your ideas. The new Master Plan will provide a vision for the Gardens, celebrating the past and planning for the future.

The last Melbourne Gardens Master Plan, in 1997, included projects such as: the Perennial Border (1998); Observatory Gate Precinct (1999); Canna Bed Rain Garden (2007); Guilfoyle’s Volcano (2010); Working Wetlands (2012); and most recently, the Fern Gully Restoration (2015).

Prof Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive, said every one of these projects has made the Melbourne Gardens a more vibrant and inspiring place.

“Now, with a changing climate, increased pressure on our urban green spaces and a new vision centered around how plants sustain and enrich life, it’s time for us to prepare for the next 20 years. We want your boldest and bravest ideas!”

Anyone with a connection to the Gardens is invited to share their ideas and thoughts by completing the Master Plan Survey before 5pm on 31 August 2016.

Alternatively, visit the Gardens on Saturday, 20 August to meet the Master Plan Team with RBGV’s landscape architect, Andrew Laidlaw. You can share your views in person between 11am and 3pm at the Visitor’s Centre, Birdwood Avenue.

Click HERE for more information about the Melbourne Gardens Master Plan.


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