New Shoots unearths the poetic inspiration of plants and place. In partnership with Red Room Poetry, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australian Poetry, and Melbourne Writers Festival we invite you to join ten of Australia’s most spirited poets for a poetic walking tour in the Gardens.

Featuring poets Bruce Pascoe, Maria Takolander, Bonny Cassidy, Autumn Royal, Ryan Prehn, Elena Gomez, Duncan Hose, Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM, Carissa Lee and Cameron Lowe.


2.30 – 4.30 pm Sunday 3 September 2017

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens.

Meeting PointVisitor Centre Observatory Precinct, Birdwood Avenue

(Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Walking tour will follow accessible pathways around the Gardens. The tour will go ahead rain or shine – bring your umbrella.)

This event is free Booking essential and includes afternoon tea following the tour.

(02) 9319 5090