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New Shoots: A Garden of Poems - Melbourne Writers' Festival

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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Melbourne Gardens

Birdwood Ave

South Yarra, VIC 3141

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New Shoots: A Garden Of Poems

“how the stars settle on the sacred ceiba” ~ Maria Takolander

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 10 of Australia’s most spirited poets for a poetic walking tour and afternoon tea 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.


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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN FULLY BOOKED.

Meeting point: Visitor Centre, Observatory Gate. Volunteers will greet participants. (Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure time)

Weather: Tour will go ahead rain or shine - bring your umbrella

Catering: Afternoon tea is provided after the walk

Accessibility: All areas of the Melbourne Gardens are accessible by walker and wheelchair excluding the Melbourne Observatory buildings due to their historically narrow entrances. Access to Fern Gully is not recommended due to the uneven path structure and narrow pathways.

Info: contact@redroomcompany.org or 02 9319 5090


Support New Shoots

Donations to the New Shoots Project are optional and appreciated. All donations return to the growing of poetic gardens through New Shoots learning programs. Please note that a donation is NOT a booking.

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