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Mission: We are working to foster and promote the development of a botanic garden in Melton - Join us!

Location: Melton Botanic Garden - Public Car Park is on Lakewood Boulevard. Depot and Plant Nursery near corner of Tullidge Street and Williams Street.
see Google Map or Melways Map 337 Ref: C10 and D10

Open Day Sunday 29th May
Melton Botanic Garden is participating in the inaugural Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Open Day on Sunday 29 May 10am-4pm at 21 Williams Street, Melton, Victoria 3337.
Activities include: Guided Tours, Nursery Open, Discovery Table, Breakfast with the Birds at 9am run by Melton Environment Group, Display of Nature Based Quilts by Willows Quilting Group, Sausage Sizzle, and various information displays.  Free Parking.  See flyer

Monthly Meetings:
Every second Wednesday of the Month @ 7.30pm (except January no meeting, February & Dec meetings at the MBG and June venue TBA)
Venue: Botanica Springs Community Centre - 249 Clarkes Rd, Brookfield VIC 3338 - parking available - Contact us

Next Meeting - 11th May 2016
Wednesday 11th May Our guest speaker is Pat Wright from the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra with a presentation entitled "Who's the Smartest Plants or Animals?" ' This presnetation is a quirky approach to the often complex relationships between plants and animals.  Pat presents the facts, in a light-hearted way, leaving the audience to draw their own conclusions.
This meeting is at Botanica Springs Community Centre 249 Clarkes Road, Bookfield 3338.
For information on FMBG meetings contact Janet Dyke: 9743 2733

Plant Nursery
The nursery is open for sales Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Sundays 10am-1pm. Address: 21 Williams St, Melton, 3338.

Library Resources - list of books etc.

Public Guided Tours of the Melton Botanic Garden
Reconciliation Week - Friday 3rd June 2016 10am-noon.
During Reconciliation Week take a guided walking tour through the Melton Botanic Garden to see indigenous plants local to the Melton region and other Aboriginal use plants. The walk is just over one hour followed by morning tea. Highlights are the remnant vegetation, Ryans Creek and Lake indigenous plantings, Koori Student Garden, and the Victorian Volcanic Plains Aboriginal Plant Usage Garden. A joint partnership with Melton City Council and Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden. See flyer.

Book your group for a guided walk: see plants that tolerate a dry climate and low water conditions. The usual guided walk is about an hour to an hour and a half. Highlights are the natural features, the dryland eucalyptus arboretum, the indigenous plantings, the Koori Student Garden designed by Koori students from Melton primary and secondary schools, the lake, Sensory Garden, Victorian Volcanic Plains Garden and the garden beds in development (West Australian and South Australian and Southern African).
Information: JohnBentley 03 9743 3819 / 0412 762 531 <>

Ryans Creek Planting August 2008




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"Best Community & Not for Profit Organisation" -2014
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"Leaders in Sustainability" -2011

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News and Events

MBG Plant Species
We starting to list the garden's plant species with links to information sources about the species - Click on Plant Species to see the test list
Version 1 of the booklet Eucalypts of MBG Eucalyptus Arborteum has been released (3MB download - higher quality version available on request 15MB)

Melton Botanic Garden on ABC Gardening Australia -
The Melton Botanic Garden was featured in Series 25 Episode 10 shown on 24 May 2014 with Jane and Costa.
See the Factsheet and the show with just the MBG segments here.

Southern African Garden
The Southern African Garden has commenced and extensive bed preparation and planting is being done.

Volunteer and Help Build the Garden - Everyone is welcome to join in with any group
Grow the Garden Days on the 4th Sunday every month 10am to noon - planting, watering and weeding
Generally work in various areas
of the Melton Botanic Garden.
Enter the Melton Botanic Garden at the north end at the corner of Williams and Tullidge Street behind Melton Home Timber and Hardware store.
Gumnuts and Sandgropers
Gumnuts work in the Eucalyptus Arborteum or teh Western Australian/South Australian Garden 1st to 4th Wednesday every month 9.30am-noon - Contact David Pye (5428 9369)
This group meets every Thursday 9.30am-noon and work on Ryans Creek rehabilitation - Contact Margaret Peters (5367 3328)
Lakers work around the Lake 2nd, 3rd and 4thd Tuesdays every month 10am-noon - Contact Jill Bentley (9743 3819)
Work in the Southern African Garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am-noon.
Odd Jobbers
Odd Jobbers undertake various handyperson jobs at the Depot and in the garden - Usually every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-noon or when required - Contact John Bentley (9743 3819)
Nursery Team
Meet at the Plant Nursery inside the Depot to sell, tend and propagate plants - Tuesday 10am-1pm Contact

FMBG Depot - 21 Williams Street, Melton (near corner of Williams and Tullidge Streets)

Clean Up Days
2nd Sunday of every 2nd month 10am to noon
(Feb, April, June, August, October)
Also Clean Up Australia Day is on the first Sunday in March at 10am.
Melton Botanic Garden - Meet at the Depot - Cnr Williams and Tullidge Streets

MBG Working Party
The Working Party meets about every 2 months at 3pm - Venue: MBG Depot, 21 Williams St, Melton
To develop the Melton Botanic Garden much planning and preparation is required. The Working Party is a meeting of project managers, coordinators and external representatives.

Reminder - Membership fees due 30th June annually

City of Melton Budget 2015/2016 and 2016/2017
May 2016 - $50,000 allocated in the Melton City Council DRAFT budget 2016/2017 for development of the Melton Botanic Garden
July 2015 - $35,000 allocated in the Melton City Council budget 2015/2016 for development of the Melton Botanic Garden

"Best Community Enterprise Business"- Westwaters Hotel City of Melton Business Excellence Awards 2015
"Victorian Compost User Demonstrating Innovation and Advocacy in Amenity Markets" - Australian Organics Recycling Association 2015
"Best Community or Not for Profit Organisation"- Powercor City of Melton Business Excellence Awards 2014
"Community Action and Leadership" - Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Sustainable Cities Award 2013
"Best Community or Not for Profit Organisation"- Powercor Melton Business Excellence Awards 2012
"Leaders in Sustainability"- Powercor Melton Business Excellence Awards 2011

Logo Launch Feb 2010

Prominent Friends
Well everybody is!
Julia Gillard (past Prime Minister of Australia) was member during her parlimentary term and Don Nardella (Legislative Assembly Member for Melton - Parliament of Victoria) is an FMBG member

Julia Gillard and members of FMBG

Central Highlands Botanic Gardens Tour April 05


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