May 12, 2012

It was a fab day in the Gardens

Despite the contrary weather forecast, the day was gorgeous, sunny and warm most of the time. The working bee worked hard and lots of clearing was achieved.

Last year mud larks colonised Rain Man. This year it's a cormorant.
Our resident historian, Patricia Convery, provided a guided history walk of the Gardens - 10 people  learned lots about our Gardens and then sat down to delicious tea and biscuits.

May 10, 2012

Did you see the film crew today?

Apparently the Gardens are one of the sites being used to make a movie called "Underground" about Julian Assange's early years.  Scheduled to be released in September.

May 5, 2012

May working bees

The weather is becoming inclement, but we've decided to soldier on and have organised two more working bees during May - Saturday May 12 and Saturday May 26.  Both 10 am start with light refreshments to restore the body and soul.  Matt, our head gardener, can supply appropriate equipment - you need to bring your gardening gloves and make sure you wear appropriate clothing.

Saturday May 12 is also the date for the guided history walk through the gardens. That leaves from the glasshouses near Blessington Street at 2pm.  Light refreshments after that too!

May 3, 2012

Our new seat

The sesquicentenary seat designed by David Wood of Bent Metal has finally been installed.  It looks great. Now we just need the lawn to grow to the end of the plinth, and the plinth to take on the environment and disappear into the back ground.  If you are in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, please sit on our seat!

No doubt you'll notice the resemblance to the "new" gates.  And talking of new gates, Bent Metal has won the contract to install the fifth gate at the Blessington/Herbert Street entrance.  Due to go in in June.  The concept drawing looks fab - can't wait to see it installed.