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

If you would like to read the poems, stories and reflections that stemmed from this project, go here; to Red Room Poetry.



Photographs courtesy of Red Room Company. Go here to view more.

we grew a little slower sometimes
we needed to protect ourselves
we self-seeded on the cliff face
we splashed out real nice

~ from ‘Enter the Yellow Tower’ by Elena Gomez