Australia's biggest botanic garden hosts free event

Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan free event for Botanic Gardens Day

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A free event will be hosted on Saturday, May 28 at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan - the largest of its type in Australia.

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Discover the fascinating world of botanical science and horticulture to celebrate Botanic Gardens Day.

Celebrated by over 100 venues of its type across Australia every year, Botanic Gardens Day aims to highlight the work such places do to understand and protect plants while inspiring the next generation of researchers.

This year, the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan - the largest of its type in Australia - in south-western Sydney will be hosting a free event on the day (Saturday, May 28).

The garden has more than 4000 native plant species in its Living Collection. It's home to world-class scientific facilities such as the new National Herbarium of New South Wales and the award-winning Australian PlantBank.

Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Denise Ora, said whether you're a gardener, a budding scientist or just curious about plants, the event has something for the whole family.

"From free science talks to hands-on activities, this is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and learn about the important and interesting work that our scientists, horticulturists and other passionate experts are doing to protect plants for future generations," said Ms Ora.

A variety of interactive and educational stalls will be set up along the forecourt of the newly opened Herbarium and visitors are invited to explore the exhibition space of the new facility where over one million plant specimens are stored and used for vital research.

There will also be presentations, tours, and plenty of opportunities to relax and recharge with a variety of food trucks on offer and a listening station to sample some of the Garden's best Branch Out podcast episodes.

Click here for more information.

Details:

  • Address: Narellan Rd, Mount Annan NSW 2567
  • Date: Saturday 28th May, 2022
  • Times: 10am-3pm
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