Bushfire Recovery with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Victoria Nature Festival

See how expert teams from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are working to salvage and protect threatened plants after the 2019/20 bushfires.

Cuttings from a variety of plants taken from the fire zone, growing in polystyrene trays in the Cranbourne nursery greenhouse.

This video gives a behind-the-scenes look at the project and an overview of how their teams are working to ensure these species are protected into the future, building a lasting legacy for plant conservation in Victoria.  

Helping wildlife and wild places recover after bushfires

In the wake of the 2019/20 bushfires, expert teams from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria embarked on an urgent recovery mission to salvage plants from the fire zone.  

Botanists and Parks Victoria ranger on their hands and knees inspecting an alpine bog for plants that survived the 2019/20 bushfires.

See how cutting-edge equipment at the National Herbarium of Victoria in Melbourne is supporting this important work, and learn how cuttings are grown in the nursery at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne for future seed orcharding and translocation efforts. 

Visit our Victoria's bushfire emergency: Biodiversity response and recovery website  to find out more and see how you can help our wildlife and wild places recover after the fires.