An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne and Cranbourne) play a leading role in the conservation of plants through biodiversity research, programs to protect rare and threatened species, and the study of habitats. It is an ideal environment for recording information on species to bridge the information gap, but we need your help!


The river red gum provides a habitat for many species. Can you spot the possum's home?




The Royal Botanic Garden Victoria lakes are home to a diverse range of plants and wildlife.



Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
  • Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity in Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.
  • Use a ClimateWatch field guide and recording sheet for The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to spot species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations.
  • Make a real difference in your local community! 

How to get involved?

  • Download a recording sheet and species guide to mark your observations. Remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer. You can also make observations on your smartphone using the ClimateWatch app. A trail map and recording sheets can be obtained from the Visitor Centre, Observatory Gate.
  • The trail can be explored for short or long walks, it's up to you. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and have some water with you.

This trail was developed in 2010 in collaboration with Logo