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Rippon Lea Estate

192 Hotham Street

Elsternwick, VIC 3185

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Botanica is a celebration of our natural environment, gardening and sustainability.

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Join us at Rippon Lea Estate for a day of botanical celebration, from a plant and book sale, to an open air market, garden tours and so much more.

Activities on the day will include: 

Plant sale: plants sold have been grown at Rippon Lea Nursery.

Used book sale: pick up a pre-loved garden/agriculture themed book under $20.

Rippon Lea Fernery Soundscape: immerse yourself in the serenity of this special green space, download the soundscape created specifically for the fernery and listen on your own device as you wander among the ferns.

Open Air Market: explore the stalls of local growers and sellers of plants, bulbs, garden equipment, sustainably created objects. Thanks to The Rose Street Market.

Bonsai Exhibition: The Bonsai Society of Victoria will be showcasing some of the very finest examples from their collection. Held in the opulent interior of the Rippon Lea ballroom, visitors will learn the technique of traditional Japanese styles and contemporary relationships applied to the bonsai craft.

Garden Tours: join the Rippon Lea gardening team and volunteers on a tour, including the social history of this magnificent Victorian era pleasure garden , a discovery of the significant trees of Rippon Lea, and a gardening Q&A.

Bird observation walks: Join the City of Glen Eira for a discovery of the local birdlife through the estate.

Entertainment: including the Australian Fair concert organ (over 100 years old) will be performing on the main lawn through the day.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

To help us run a safe event, we ask you to register your details if you are intending to join us so we can track our capacity.

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Elsternwick, VIC 3185

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