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Bookfest at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

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by Deborah Jayne (subscribe)
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Book Sale & High Tea at the Terrace
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne are hosting a massive Bookfest from Saturday 11th June to Monday 13th June, 10am - 4pm daily in the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne auditorium.

Browse through a selection of pre-loved and nearly new books and magazines on a range of topics covering plants, gardening, horticulture, botany, natural history and other sciences. There will also be books on related subjects such as birds, ecology, environment, farming, geology, landscaping and more.

Entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is FREE and these gardens are well worth a visit any day of the week.

Other activities of interest over the same weekend include:

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

Enjoy High Tea at the Terrace overlooking the stunning gardens, lawns and ornamental lake through floor to ceiling glass windows. High Tea at the Terrace is held daily in two sittings, 11am to 1pm or 1pm to 3pm. The High Tea costs $55 per person, or $60 for the gluten free option and bookings are highly recommended. Call 9820 9590 or email

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

You can browse the gardens at your own pace for free, but if you prefer there are two different guided tours on offer. Specialised Group Tours are available upon request. As minimum and maximum group numbers apply, it may be best to book as a group if possible. The cost of a group tour is $9.50 per person and enquiries should be directed to 9252 2429. The other tour is the Flora Australis. This tour highlights how Australian plants have evolved and adapted over millions of years and how human interaction with plants has changed. These tours are also available by request or join a group tour at either 11am or 2pm. These tours cost $6.90 per adult or $5.90 concession and enquiries should be directed to 5990 2200.

Take a moment to call past the Garden Shed in the Northern Display Gardens and speak with a Garden Ambassador about some tips and tricks you can use in your garden at home. The Garden Ambassadors are in the Shed from 11am to 3pm daily and their advice is FREE.

There are plenty more things to see and do at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne. An extensive list of events can be found on the website by following the link here.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne are located at Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne and are open 9am – 5pm daily. Entry to the Gardens is free and there is plenty of onsite parking. Kids will love the two playground areas and there are free BBQ facilities in addition to the café. There is also a bike riding or walking track through the reserve.
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Why? Bookfest, High Tea & Gardens
When: 10am - 4pm
Phone: 5990 2200
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Cost: Free Entry
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