In roots of the ribbon gum
metaphor moves like spores
or crumbs ambling uphill.
~ from 'Grounds' by Bonny Cassidy, commissioned poet 

Dr Bonny Cassidy is our commissioned poet for this project, with more botanical poems from other Victorian poets being nurtured in the greenhouses of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. 



This project is an 'off shoot' of New Shoots. In 2017, New Shoots Victoria will continue to grow poems inspired by plants in gardens across the continent, commissioning 11 x Victorian poets in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Australian Poetry.