Interspecies Accomplices: Cultivating Conspiracy at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

November 7th, 2018

What does the practice of gardening enclose about human-plant relations? A field report on the imperial history of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.


What do site-specific practices reveal about the histories and futures of a given space? And more precisely, how do human-plant relations articulate themselves in anthropogenic landscapes? The following field trip report disentangles the imperial past of a stretch of land currently known as Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens.