Off to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition — a walk through Melbourne

Two years ago, when I was new to the blogging world, I published this post about going to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition. I am going to republish it, because I like it! Also, last week I went along much the same trail, as I visited the 2014 Exhibition, so I have added in some extra photos.

I am going to tell you about the exhibition in my next post. However, for now, have wander through Melbourne.

Yesterday I did my volunteer stint at the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition. It is a fabulous exhibition, with many beautiful paintings. If you are in Melbourne, follow my trail to Domain House to see these stunning works. If you can’t make it, enjoy the walk through Melbourne.

I got off the 57 tram and had coffee in Block Place, walked through the beautiful Block Arcade, over the mosaic floors,

The beautiful Block Arcade
Mosaic floor, Block Arcade




and down Melbourne’s lanes that are thronging with people drinking their lattes and eating lunch.

Melbourne Lane

The walk takes us past Flinders Street Station

and Federation Square, to cross the Yarra


The Yarra River








go past the National Gallery of Victoria and further up, ‘Weary’ Dunlop‘s lovely statue.

The National Gallery of Victoria


We keep walking up St Kilda Road, under the trees with their spring growth to reach the outside of the Botanical Gardens. The Tan track circuits the Gardens and we have to dodge the runners and walkers, their dogs and prams to reach the Shrine.

The Shrine

Only a little further now. Past the Observatory, turn right at the Herbarium,

The Herbarium

past Latrobe’s Cottage, with its spring flowers

to Domain House. And we are here. Enjoy the exhibition!



10 Comments Add yours

  1. Denise says:

    Wonderful memories Anne, even more wonderful that your work is on display this time!


    1. anne54 says:

      I have to admit, that added a lovely extra. 🙂


  2. EllaDee says:

    I’ve never had a proper wander through Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens… just popped in and out. So many things to do, so little time but I must remedy that.


    1. anne54 says:

      So much to see and do, so little time! The gardens are a special place. it is always good to see people walking through them, enjoying the peace.


  3. acflory says:

    What a lovely walkthrough. Despite having lived in Melbourne most of my life, it still surprises me how many beautiful spots we have to enjoy in, and around, the CBD. 🙂


    1. anne54 says:

      Oh yes, so many quirky things to see.


  4. Since I can’t come to Melbourne, it’s lovely to take a tour with you – many thanks


    1. anne54 says:

      I am glad I could be your tour guide. If you do ever get to Melbourne, let me know and I can be your tour guide for real!


  5. Thanks so much for the lovely tour of memorable Melbourne and congratulations on your work being on display. xoxoxox


    1. anne54 says:

      It was a privilege to have my work there. Also, because Cullens are an almost unknown genus, it was great to have one of the species on display too. The first in my attempt to have Cullens take over the [art] world!


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