Opening Times 2018:
Open: Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm; and the third Sunday of each month (15 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov) 11 am to 4 pm
Closed: Closed on Mondays, weekends (except for 3rd Sunday of each month) and all public holidays.
Where: In the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens just in from H Gate on Alexandra Ave (Melways map 2G, B11) (metered parking available in Alexandra Avenue)
Cost: Free entry. Come along.
The Craft Cottage aims are:
to promote traditional plant crafts
foster interest in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens
maintain the heritage-listed building known as the Craft Cottage
Open House Melbourne - 28/29 July 2018
Melbourne Open House program. The Plant Craft Cottage is one of the many historic buildings open to the public as part of the Melbourne Open House program in July. Designed as an Under Gardener’s Cottage in 1850, it retains many of the original architectural features. Between the years 1853 and 1856, it was home to Melbourne’ s first Government Botanist, Dr Ferdinand von Mueller. Until the 1970s, as H Gate Lodge, it was occupied by a series of ‘under gardeners’ and since 1981 it has been a craft centre dedicated to the promotion of plant-related crafts.