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Guest Lecture: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Melbourne

Peter Donegan Garden Design Martin Semken Melbourne Botanic Gardens

By invitation of Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Victoria, Australia – A Guest Lecture: Garden Designer Peter Donegan MSGD and Contractor Martin Semken.

Date: 7pm Thurs 14 March 2023
Further details:

  • Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Muller Hall
    (entry via Oak Lawn Gate)
    -Refreshments from 5.30pm
  • Friends $20 and Non-Members $30
    Tickets via website:

Peter Donegan, internationally renowned horticulturist and garden designer with Martin Semken as contractor, won Gold for his inaugural design at the 2023 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.  It was a deserving win reflecting Peter’s keen eye for outdoor spaces and testament to his versatility and passion combined in the expertise of Semken Landscaping.

Peter, alongside Martin, returns to Melbourne to create another spectacular garden for this year’s MIFG Show.  It will be based on the story of a former military pilot who returns to a place he hoped to be able to call home.  What exists when there is no head stone to one who has not fallen? When a body is not lost, there remains a mind that can never be the same as it was before.

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