A new botanic garden has opened in Victoria and recently received a visit from staff members of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV). John Arnott, Convenor, BGANZ Victoria, reported on the visit in BGANZ News, September 1, 2023.
In late August members of the RBGV Cranbourne Gardens horticulture team paid a visit to our newest botanic garden, the Mallacoota Endemic Garden, Mallacoota, Victoria. The Mallacoota Endemic Garden is a community initiative arising from the large scale 2019/20 bushfires.
The project aims to build a garden of reflection and a place for the community to be immersed in the remarkable and diverse flora of far eastern Victoria and the southern NSW coast and hinterland.
The project is ably led by Bryce Watts-Parker and the Friends of Mallacoota. The Cranbourne Gardens team was delighted to see the progress being made with the project after assisting with some of the planning of the garden some 12 months ago.
Mountains of topsoil and mulch have been moved to form planting beds, a dry creek bed has been installed and many hundreds of labelled plants form the structure for the plantings.
The Cranbourne Gardens crew didn’t arrive empty-handed, bringing along a van load of new plants grown specifically for the project at the Cranbourne Gardens Nursery.
To learn more about the project, tune in to the BGANZ Webinar where Costa interviews Bryce here (fast-forward to 3 mins 55 secs to skip the intro!).