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08 Jun 2021

Botanic gardens – Plant science in botanic gardens

THE BOTANIC GARDENer Issue 56 Winter 2021 – Out Now!


Feature interview

A biologist who became infected with a passion for plants
Emma Bodley , Chair of BCARM and   Botanical Records & Conservation Specialist, Auckland Botanic Gardens


Pollinating great ideas

World Poetry Day at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Roana O’Neill Co-ordinator Communication & Engagement, Bundaberg Regional Council


Feature Articles

Conserving Alpine Habitats and Species: Challenges, Collections and Collaboration
Megan J Hirst , Victorian Conservation Seedbank, The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Plant Collection Guidelines: where do I start?
Emma Bodley , Chair of BCARM and Botanical Records & Conservation Specialist, Auckland Botanic Gardens


Feature Gardens

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens – Open for Business Science
Michael Elgey,  Curator of Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Kershaw Gardens; BGANZ Queensland Council Member.

Inala Jurassic Garden: a global collection of Gondwanan flora on south Bruny Island, Tasmania
Dr Tonia Cochran , owner, curator and collection manager, Inala Jurassic Garden.


Book Reviews

Miracle on Black Mountain – A History of the Australian National Botanic Gardens   by Don Beer
Neville Page,  President, Friends of the ANBG.

Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia  by Andrew Benwell and  Australian Rainforest Seeds   by Mark Dunphy
Phill Parsons , President, The Tasmanian Arboretum Inc.

Bundaberg Botanic Gardens Children’s Activity Trail and Booklet
Michelle Pacey , mother, teacher and Education Officer at Bundaberg Regional Galleries.


Professional Networks

BCARM – Regional Botanic Gardens Record Management System – Welcoming Botanical Software
Tex Moon,  Ranger Team Leader, Dandenong Ranges Gardens

Biosecurity 101 for botanic gardens
David Gale,  Plant Health Australia

Mapping the plant world one snap at a time
Sam Moon,  Marketing and Communications Manager, BGANZ



175th Anniversary of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Tanya Hendy,  Communications and Media Coordinator, RBGV.

A retrospective – 20 years at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Dave Taylor,  recently retired Curator, Living Collection, ANBG, Canberra


Cover: Exotic green roof at Auckland Botanic Gardens

The theme of the next edition of  The BOTANIC GARDENer  is  ‘ Collections, Curation, Collaboration – the living heart of botanic gardens.’

The deadline for contributions is  Monday 11 October 2021. Please contact the Secretariat if you are intending to submit an article or have a contribution to other sections.

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