System Garden 160th Anniversary

The Secret History of The UoM Landscape

Thank you to all who participated!

The System Garden opened to the public with a fascinating fun day full of FREE events for all the family, plant enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Thank you to all alumni, current students, academics, staff and public that participated in our event.

Please find below recordings from the lecture series and galleries of the various events.


Kokedama Workshops and Garden Gallery

Showcasing photos from the tours, workshops, and lectures.

UoM System Garden Kokedama Workshop

Anniversary Gallery


Lecture Podcasts

Recordings of the series of lectures presented as part of the anniversary.

Lecture Podcasts

View Podcasts


University of Melbourne Herbarium Gallery

Photos from the tour of the University of Melbourne Herbarium. Visitors had a look at the university’s collection of dried specimens and part of the largest botanical model collection in the Southern Hemisphere with Herbarium Curator, Dr Joanne Birch.

University of Melbourne Herbarium

Herbarium Gallery


Vice Chancellor Tree Planting Gallery

Photos of the University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor, Glyn Davis taking part in a tree planting, celebrating and acknowledging 160 years of the System Garden.

UoM Vice Chancellor Tree Planting

Tree Planting Gallery

Main System Garden Page