January 6, 2015

Vandalism strikes again

Early this morning the Conservatory and the Friends glasshouses were extensively damaged by a deranged man; it took 6 police to restrain him the second time he attacked structures in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

November 23, 2014

153rd anniversary picnic

A couple of hundred people (including lots of children) came to the 153rd anniversary picnic in the Gardens on 16 November.

The Port Phillip Show Band were great - they come highly recommended.

Soul Mama Kitchen and Bianco Latte provided delish refreshments for those who didn't byo picnic.

Thanks to our generous sponsors - Elwood Community Bank, Hocking Stuart, City of Port Phillip and CityWide.

October 1, 2014

14 tonnes of tree

An amazingly generous householder in Middle Park donated 14 tonnes of palm and two possums to the  St Kilda Botanical Gardens today.  Apparently it took all day yesterday and two large cranes to remove the tree, and today it took a crane, half a dozen men, and four hours to get the tree into its new home.

How lucky are we? Now the centre bed has four palms again.

September 11, 2014

A little movie

Terrible "movie" made using hyperlapse - it's good fun to use but better on the very small screen!

All these plants are for sale - come and buy. All funds raised through plant sales go back into the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

September 9, 2014

Doryanthes excelsa

Sort of ordinary looking plants - but whoa - look at the flower stem! Up to 3m high.  Also known as Gymea Lily.

Doryanthes palmeri in flower can be found on the path near the glasshouses.