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Aug Fri 16th RBG Herbarium & Herb Garden Tour

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Bookings required for Event: RBG Herbarium & Herb Garden Tour


Date: Friday August 16, 2024

Time: Meet at 12:00 PM

Meeting Spot: Herb and Medicinal Plants Collection

near Oak Lawn Gate, Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens

Price: $5 for members and $10 for non members


The society played a fundamental role in establishing the Herb Garden so this will be a great opportunity for members to hear how it is going, and the rare plants it has. We are also fortunate to receive the privilege of being offered a tour to the otherwise off limits Herbarium.

So, what is a herbarium and what purpose does it serve?  A herbarium is a collection of preserved plant, algae and fungi specimens. In many ways it is similar to a library, but the information is stored in biological form rather than book form.

Founded in 1853, the National Herbarium of Victoria is the oldest scientific institution in Victoria to preserve plant samples. Aug 16, 2024This internationally significant collection is the largest herbarium collection in Oceania, comprising 1.562 million dried plant, algae and fungi specimens. It includes over 30,100 types, making it the largest repository of type materials in the Southern Hemisphere.