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