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Harp in the Gardens

Michael Johnson: Musician And Composer (Contact us for Private and Public concerts)
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Harp Meditations: Arid Garden

Mar 10, 2021 – Mar 10, 2021

Harp in the Gardens: Harp Meditations
South Yarra, Australia
Harp in the Gardens. Harp Meditations Relax and take in the colours of sunset whilst listening to the soothing sounds of music composed by harpist Michael Johnson in the glorious and newly restored Arid Garden at Melbourne Gardens. Mich...

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Harp In The Gardens Is Back For 2021

Mar 10, 2021 – Mar 10, 2021

A Harp Meditation and Concert with Michael Johnson on Wednesday 20th of January 2021 6pm

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Arid Garden)
enter through Gate C
Anderson st Melbourne
Unwind with a guided meditation and live harp music inspired by the Gardens. Relax and take in the colours of sunset w...

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Dear Friends of Harp in the Gardens,
Here is an update to the next dates for harp concerts in the gardens.
The next concerts are going to featured in the new Arid garden pictured above.
The concerts will be held on
Wednesday 20th of January 2021 at 6pm.
Wednesday 17th of February 2021 at 6pm.

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Dear Friends,
To celebrate the re-opening of Melbourne's music venues,
Here is a special offer to purchase 22 rare harp tracks from three of Michael's 
albums that are no longer in print.

Featuring compositions drawing influences from Medieval,...

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Harp in the Gardens Concerts

Dear friends,
I sincerely hope that you and your family and friends are all feeling well at this time.
I am writing to let you know that under the current circumstances, we have had to cancel the up coming Harp in the Gardens concerts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, ...

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Harp in the Gardens: Harp Meditations

22-Dec-2019 – 22-Dec-2019

Soak in the green tones of tree ferns and the soothing chords of live harp in this series of special
concerts. Set in the rest house on the cusp of Fern Gully, composer and harpist Michael Johnson
moves through guided mindfulness meditation before embarking on a meditative concert.
Using music as...

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Dear Friends, for those of you whom would like to know of upcoming events for Harp in the Gardens with Michael Johnson and concerts elsewhere you can find an outline of events here:
Warm wishes

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a year ago
Highly recommended! Beautiful meditation along with gorgeous harp music in a garden oasis in the heart of the city....
- Kirsty J
3 years ago
Come along and experience deep peace in the middle of the hustle and bustle of one of Melbourne’s major tourist attractions – our Botanical Gardens. Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou are generous, talented musicians offering free Wednesday Coffee Concerts near the Terrace Tearooms till the end of autumn. These two will soothe your soul and lift your spirits, while also deepening your appreciation of the treasure that is our Botanical Gardens. I can’t wait till the Temple of the Winds harp project is started and will be even more excited once it is complete.
- Stella S
3 years ago
What a wonderful morning, listening to the two talented musicians Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou. In addition, we learned a lot about the gardens and its interesting sustainable projects. It was a highlight of visiting Melbourne. Thank you!
- Christiane M

Michael Johnson and Harp in the Gardens

For over a twenty years, Michael Johnson has been the resident harpist and composer at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, performing in the “harp the Gardens” recitals, Concerts on the Lake and the "Twilight Music" concert series, providing his music for tens of thousands of overseas guests and visitors to the gardens.

The Twilight Music concert series originally started at the Cranbourne Australian Garden in Summer, but later moved to the Terrace restaurant at the Melbourne gardens. The purpose of these concerts was simply to compose and perform uplifting music ...musicians would perform with the back drop of the gardens as the sun was setting over the lake.

As well as a concert performer, Michael has been working in the field of music for meditation . His tranquil harp music has been an integral part of the Mindfulness Music program at the Gawler Foundation, In Victorian schools and at Delmont hospital. The Royal Botanic Gardens have also embraced Michael's experience of using music as a tool for mindfulness. They have asked him to run the harp meditations in the New Arid garden and meditative wellbeing gardens as part of the healthy lifestyle program.
Join Michael in the Virtual Harp Meditation

During the warmer months, Michael's concerts are often held on the punts on the lake. The ornament lake and its bird-life has been a huge inspiration to a lot of Michael's compositions....particularly the swans.

For many years, Michael's Spring concerts were held in William Tell rest house, but also in Mueller hall and the Rose Pavillion. Bi-annually, Michael puts on a free harp concert on Christmas day on the Oak lawn, intended for those who have lost a family member during the year. To find out where Michael is performing next in the gardens, or to book for a private concert, you can phone 0407 302 771
or go to Michael's own site:

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Alexandra Ave & Anderson Street, Melbourne
Melbourne VIC 3141

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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