It will be great news to all that the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has reopened to visitors and as of 11 June, the Gardens Shop and Boon Wurrung Cafe are now open as well, with restrictions in line with government restrictions on physical distancing.
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: https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/opening-updates for the latest information.
Public programs, events and specialist groups activity (including the Growing Friends) remain on hold. 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.