April 23, 2012

What do you know?

How much of the history of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens do you know?

The Gardens are now 150.5 years old and as you can imagine a huge amount has happened over that time.  Gravel pit, rubbish tip, sewage drains, cattle grazing, trench warfare - and that's just the first 50 years!

Join our guided walk on Saturday 12 May at 2.00pm and discover some of the hidden secrets of these gorgeous Gardens.

April 22, 2012

Friends on the Garage Sale Trail - 5 May

The Friends have joined the national Garage Sale Trail.  The day should be good fun for all - sustainable circulation of no-longer-wanted goods.  Only you'll want our goods - lots of lovely plants, pots, thingamyjigs.  Join us between 3-5pm on Saturday 5 May in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

April 21, 2012

Artistic planting

The winter beds are being planted now.  Thought I'd get a photo of neat rows of pansies, but didn't take into account the weird setting on the phone camera.  Looks rather artistic.
Pansies to the left, a fragment of purple trousers in the middle and surrounding brickwork to the right.  Weird.