Images: Garden Gathering at Royal Botanic Gardens. Courtesy Tim Entwisle. (2) BEE Gardens in South Melbourne. Photo: Emma Cutting.
Past Event

Urban Wilds at Oak Lawn, Botanic Gardens with Tim Entwisle

Presented by Open House Melbourne


Sun 21 May 11:00am - 12:00pm


Booking required


Oak Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne VIC 3004
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens, Melbourne VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom Wheelchair accessible

Join Tim Entwisle at the Oak Lawn to further explore the themes discussed in the Urban Wilds keynote presentation, The Inner City As Botanic Garden?, on Saturday 20 May. The keynote discussion will delve into the tensions inherent in the Botanic Garden as a landscape archetype, stemming from a particular mode of Western thought. The discussion will also explore how reframing this archetype can facilitate a new urban wildness by drawing from the surrounding place, offering habitat and refuge, and creating new systems of living.

On Sunday 21 May, join Tim, Emma, and Jock for distributed site-specific talks to deepen your understanding and continue the discussion on the Urban Wilds themes. Participants will experience the Oak Lawn at the Botanic Gardens with Tim, the industrial ecology of Westgate Park with Jock, and the wrinkles in the suburban fabric of the Melbourne Pollinator Corridor in South Melbourne while in the landscape.

Bookings can be made for individual sessions or the whole series.


Professor Tim Entwisle

Professor Tim Entwisle is the Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. He is an internationally recognised plant scientist with specialist expertise in freshwater algae but a broad interest in horticulture and biodiversity. By 2007 Dr Entwisle was author of over 70 scientific publications, including three books, and has chaired numerous national and State committees.

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