Stories from the Botanic Gardens

From what's blooming to the latest botanical science research, discover the stories that make the Botanic Gardens unforgettable places for science, horticulture and leisure.

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Genetically diverse collection of River Red Gum seedlings

An Australian webtool designed to help practitioners consider genetic information and climate change when sourcing material for restoration has been showcased on the international stage. 

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Flowers in all shapes, sizes and colours rule this month. 

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Brett Summerell sitting in a science lab

Prof. Brett Summerell has been recognised in the Australia Day 2024 Honours List. 

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Bunya Pine cone

As the Bunya Pine dropping season begins, new research shows that Indigenous Australians increased the spread of Bunya Pine to preserve culture following European colonisation

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

This month's tour seeks out the Garden's shady places and the plants found within them.

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A close up of a man planting herbs

The Community Greening program has helped establish hundreds of community gardens across New South Wales to positively impact people in cities and remote communities 

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Birds and bees are flocking to flowers throughout the Garden this December.

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A team conducting field work on Eucalptus cryptica

To conserve populations of Eucalptyus cryptica, geneticists identified least related plants and designed a new population which maximised genetic diversity.

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Brett Summerrell stands on a mountain range on Lord Howe Island

Chief Scientist Professor Brett Summerell shares his highlights and learnings from a field trip to the tiny island off Australia’s east coast

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Chief Executive Denise Ora

Australia’s oldest scientific institution is soon to farewell Chief Executive, Denise Ora, after nearly a decade of service with the organisation. 

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Take a leisurely stroll around the garden to discover flowers and fruit from around the world. 

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A group of Wollemi Pines in a canyon

Distributing genetically diverse Wollemi Pines around the world is setting a new benchmark for conservation

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