A well-attended visit to the Melton Botanic Garden was held early in September. Before taking us on an extensive tour of the garden, John, from Friends of the Melton Botanical Garden Inc., gave a talk about the development of the Garden from its beginnings fifteen years ago to the current year. John also outlined future plans and explained the importance of the Friends group and the volunteers who work at the Garden.
We enjoyed the guided tour of the impressive Gardens that include a Dryland Arboretum holding more than 100 species of Eucalypt, indigenous plantings including creek and lake rehabilitation, plants that tolerate a dry climate and low water conditions, magnificent old River Red Gums, a bushfoods garden, Southern African garden, West and South Australian gardens, a sensory garden and a Mediterranean garden.
The Friends plant nursery where plants are propagated and sold proved to be very popular with our group!
Thanks to John and other volunteers for spending the time with us and for providing morning tea.
Further information about activities at the Garden can be found on the Friends’ website: