Royal Park Direct Seeding Project

In late April, almost a million seeds of native meadow species were sown across a 1,300m2 area under eucalypts in Royal Park. The Royal Park Direct Seeding Project is a collaboration between the City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne’s Nick Williams, Steve Livesley and John Delpratt. PhD student Katherine Horsfall joins the team and will be investigating novel techniques and substrates that can best facilitate the germination and establishment of direct-seeded native grassy meadows.

Image: Newly sown native meadow plots along Gatehouse Street in Royal Park, Parkville.