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Urban Wilds Series

Urban wilds: the inner city as Botanic Garden?

Urban Wilds will explore the tensions inherent in the Botanic Garden as a landscape archetype arising from a particular mode of (Western) thought and how a reframing of this might allow it to become facilitatory of a new urban wildness; drawing from place, offering habitat and refuge and creating new systems of living.

Join Tim and Jock for distributed site-specific talks on Sunday 21 May to deepen your understanding and engender discussion on these themes. Participants will experience the counterpoints of the Oak lawn at the Botanic Gardens with Tim, and the industrial ecology of Westgate Park with Jock, whilst in the landscape.


11am-12pm: Urban Wilds at Oak Lawn, Botanic Gardens with Tim Entwisle

3-4pm: Urban Wilds at Westgate Park with Jock Gilbert


Professor Tim Entwisle is the Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. He is an internationally recognised plant scientist with specialist expertise in freshwater algae but a broad interest in horticulture and biodiversity. By 2007 Dr Entwisle was author of over 70 scientific publications, including three books, and has chaired numerous national and State committees.

Image: Garden Gathering at Royal Botanic Gardens. Courtesy Tim Entwisle.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 21 May
11am - 12pm
$39, bookings required.

Enter via Birdwood Ave to meet at the Oak Lawn.


Oak Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne VIC 3004

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