New Shoots: A Garden of Poems

“how the stars settle on the sacred ceiba”
~ Maria Takolander

New Shoots unearths the poetic inspiration of plants and place. Red Room Poetry, in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and Australian Poetry, invite you to discover the poems created and planted in the Gardens and to take your own poetic tour of the Gardens of Poems.

The project invited by 10 of Australia’s most spirited poets, Bruce PascoeMaria TakolanderBonny CassidyAutumn RoyalRyan PrehnElena GomezDuncan HoseChris Wallace CrabbeCarissa Lee Godwin, and Cameron Lowe to create a series of poems that respond to sites, spores, histories and seeds across Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.