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Gardens Reopen
New plantings in the Peppermint Garden. Horticultural staff have refreshed this and other areas.

Gardens reopen

It will be great news to all that the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria reopened to visitors on Wednesday 13 May.

At Cranbourne Gardens, visitors are able enjoy many public areas within the Gardens and to access toilet facilities, but retail, dining outlets, playgrounds, BBQs and programs will remain closed for some time, in line with government restrictions on social distancing.  Cranbourne will be open between 9am to 5pm daily.

To keep visitors and staff safe, capacities in public areas are restricted, including the visitor centres, and some of the narrow garden pathways are now one-way. It is necessary to follow all signage and maintain a safe distance during visits.

See: for the latest information.

Public programs, events and specialist groups activity (including the Growing Friends) remain on hold until 31 May.  Arrangements will be reviewed as further announcements are made by government. Please note that the Friends have cancelled all activities and events until the end of August 2020.

It is good to know that we can once again enjoy the Gardens and there will be lots new to see. It’s not only our home gardens which have benefited from this enforced layoff – the Gardens staff have been busy.

I hope you are able to benefit from the gradual lifting of restrictions, but please remain safe.

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