4W01 Introduction to Melbourne Gardens **

Tutor/Facilitator Jennifer Eaton

Date: on/from Mon 2 May 2022 to Mon 2 May 2022
Frequency: Fortnightly
Class time: 10:00-2:00

Delivered OUTDOORS

Melbourne Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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The Course looks at four (possibly five) Melbourne gardens, their history
and design. If guides are used there may be a small cost (under $10), which
you will be notified about prior to the day. We will analyse design features
and planting. (Hopefully notes will be provided.)

1. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens (two
sessions): probably Volcano, Arid Garden and/or Children’s
2. University of Melbourne: Systems Garden, Professors Walk and
underground car park area
3. Burnley Horticultural College: roof-top garden and parks

Depending on circumstances there may be a change in gardens visited. Students will be kept informed of any alterations & details of meeting places

REQUIREMENTS: Clothes and shoes suitable for outdoors, hats, sunscreen,
umbrellas, notebooks and pens, cameras if desired.

NOTE: Students will be required to make their own way to the gardens,
possibly as a group. (All gardens are accessible by public transport and
detailed directions will be given).
This course involves walking around gardens to view and discuss them. It is
suggested that students bring a snack on each day. Coffee/ tea can be
purchased at own cost.

TUTOR: Jennifer is a graduate in Horticulture and Landscape Design. In her
early years she worked as a gardener at Fitzroy Gardens, then with a
number of private architecture/landscape design firms. She was Chief
Landscape Designer for the Ministry of Housing and at the USA Embassy in
Canberra. Later in her career, she lectured in landscape design- and
gardening-orientated areas at several TAFE Colleges. She has travelled
extensively, dragging her husband to gardens all over the world! In her
retirement, she volunteers at the RBG Melbourne, specifically working in the
Children’s Garden.

Classes will be held on 3, 17 and 31 March and 7 April

Classes will be cancelled if COVID-19 restrictions do not allow face-to-face classes

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.