Victoria is truly ‘on the move’, particularly when reflecting on how its gardens have changed over the last 15 years.
Gardens in Victoria previously showed a strong connection to Europe, in both design and content. However, much has changed as a result of new techniques for cultivating native plants. Today, more people grow native plants and use plants and designs that deliberately draw more wildlife into gardens.
In addition the positive impacts of reforestation and management programs are now being observed. This is incredibly important as more than two centuries of native bushland destruction in the name of development and the introduction of alien species such as foxes, rabbits, ivy and blackberries has definitely taken a toll.
There are many beautiful and significant gardens in Australia and many of these are located in Victoria. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is an inspiring place that is easily reached because it is located so close to the city.
Still in Victoria, the Australian Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, has a distinctive atmosphere and presents some breathtaking juxtapositions of untamed Victoria with the backdrop of a forest of the tallest hardwood trees in the world.