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Vic Branch: Picnic with the Patron

8 December 2020 @ 5:30 pm AEDT

We are delighted to invite you to join Professor Tim Entwisle and your fellow members for a picnic in the newly opened Arid Gardens in the Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

The Arid Garden has been totally redesigned and planted to incorporate a major new collection donated by Robert Fields. The 3000 cacti and succulents were collected in the late 1930s during the expedition to South America by German explorer and botanist Harry Blossfeld. The design, based on the cellular structure of an aloe and a nod to a classical parterre, is by Andrew Laidlaw who also created the popular nearby Guilfoyle’s Volcano landscape. So, come and hear our Patron tell us about cacti, aloes, agaves and more, all plants suited to a warming and drying Victorian climate.

This is a Members-only event.

Enter the Gardens via C or D gate.

Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start

BYO: Picnic, rugs, chairs, face mask and hand sanitizer.

Bookings: via Trybooking. Bookings are required as numbers are limited due to COVID restrictions.


8 December 2020
5:30 pm AEDT
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