Melbourne Royal Botanic Garden

Melbourne Royal Botanic Garden was founded in 1846 on the south side of the Yarra River, extending ninety-four acres of land. The complex displays 50.000 plants under 8,500 different species. The Royal Botanic Gardens is home to the National Herbarium of Victoria, which hosts the Botanical Collection. It includes 1.5 million plants, algae and fungi representing the collection of wider Oceania. Moreover, it encompasses the most exhaustive botanical library in Southern Hemisphere. The Botanic gardens combine native and non-native vegetation hosting over 10,000 floral species. The bio-diversity mixture returns to the Euro-Oceanic seed trade in the mid-19th century.