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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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

A full palette of plant parts including flowers, leaves, bark, bracts, cones and seeds are on display in early winter. 

A flower growing from a muddy swamp

Seeds from an endangered and elusive plant species that only grows in an transient swamp west of Bourke have been secured at the Australian PlantBank for the first time.

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(Left) Simon Duffy stands outside in front of a tree (Right) Botanic Gardens of Sydney logo

The future of the Botanic Gardens of Sydney will be expertly guided by a new Chief Executive following a competitive global search.

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

This month's tour features rare and resilient plants that have survived for millennia.

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Tree of Life

Botanic Gardens of Sydney scientists collaborate in global ground-breaking study unravelling the evolution of angiosperms.

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Guests at the launch of the Garden Gallery
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Botanical art is putting the impacts of climate change on plants in the spotlight following the opening of The Garden Gallery and new labs for the Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience (ReCER) at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.  

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A wetland

As 2023 is declared the warmest year on record and Australia endured another summer of extreme weather, scientists share some of nature’s solutions to mitigating the effects of an increasingly warmer climate in this four-part series.

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Tropical gems and temperate favourites feature on this month's tour.

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A king princess eucalyptus

Learn about the restore and Renew webtool, helping NSW restoration practitioners consider genetic information and climate change and ensuring the long-term success of eucalypt restoration projects. 

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Rocks covered in algae

As 2023 is declared the warmest year on record and Australia endured another summer of extreme weather, scientists share some of nature’s solutions to mitigating the effects of an increasingly warmer climate in this four-part series.

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

As 2023 is declared the warmest year on record and Australia endured another summer of extreme weather, scientists share some of nature’s solutions to mitigating the effects of an increasingly warmer climate in this four-part series.

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Autumn leaves scattered on the ground
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Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

With a dense collection of cool climate trees nestled in amongst UNESCO World Heritage wilderness, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is one of the best places to marvel at nature’s spectacular show of autumn colour.

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