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William Guilfoyle at the Botanic Gardens

19 April at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Free talk on William Guilfoyle- architect of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

As director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, from 1873 William Guilfoyle was instrumental in creating the stunning gardens we know today. Following in the footsteps of his father, Guilfoyle began his professional life as a landscape gardener, before developing an interest in botany and travelling the oceans on a botanical voyage.

Putting his mark on the gardens, William Guilfoyle created the famous “picturesque” landscapes. Over 35 years he created a surprise around every corner by using large lawns, meandering paths and exceptional lakes!

Part of the ‘People in Melbourne- 1901-1927’ Public Program


Old Treasury Building
9651 2233


Old Treasury Building
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