Melton Botanic Garden

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

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About the Melton Botanic Garden

The Melton Botanic Garden is being developed by volunteers on 26ha of council land.
The garden is based on a dryland theme with plants from 450mm or less of rainfall in the natural habitat or will tolerate low water conditions once established. Melton's long term average rainfall is 450mm.
The main garden areas developed to date are indigenous plantings, Victorian Volcanic Plains Garden, Koori Student Garden, Eucalyptus Arboretum with an understory of Australian natives including a collection of eremophila,
Mediterranean Region Garden, Western and South Australian Garden, the Southern African Garden, Bushfoods Garden, Indigenous Peoples Garden and a mixed garden beds area that is like a mini botanic garden on 0.5ha.
As at 2020, Garden areas currently being built are an Eastern Australian Dryland Garden, Californian, Central and South American Garden and the remaining indigenous plantings around the lake and small lake.
The garden is open to the public 24/7.

Main Address:
Melton Botanic Garden
40 Lakewood Boulevard
Mailing: FMBG, P.O. Box 2381, Melton South 3338
Victoria 3338 Australia

Telephone: +61397433819
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: John Bentley (President FMBG)
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jennifer Peters

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2011
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 13 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 13 Hectares
  • Total Area: 26 Hectares
    Latitude: -37.689535
    Longitude: 144.589620
    Annual Rainfall: 450 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 100

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No