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Swainsona formosa, Sturts Desert Pea
Swainsona formosa, Sturts Desert Pea

23 Apr 2020

Tell us your isolation plant story

We #plantchallenge you!

This year in the lead up to Botanic Gardens Day, we #plantchallenge you to tell us your plant love / inspiration story through a short 45 sec video, recorded on your phone (in landscape orientation ▭).

For the entire month of MAY we will celebrate our love of and connection to plants, through your stories and stories from some very special guests (stay tuned!)

Share your video on social media #plantchallenge #BGANZ and tag your friends to challenge them to share their plantspiration. Tag Botanic Gardens and other organisations to #plantchallenge them too! OR Email your video to: media@bganz.org.au and we will upload it for you.

Keep an eye out on our Instagram and Facebook page to see our favourite #plantchallenge stories.

Tell us your plantspiration

“Hi I am (name) from (state/territory + suburb/region), in isolation, this is my plantspiration, …tell your plant / fungi / algae story”

To get you inspired here are some of our friend’s sharing their plant story

And to finish off our Kiwi flourish —

And to finish off our Kiwi flourish enjoy @ebodley: I always enjoy watching grasses dance in the wind so here’s Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ for day 7 of @BGANZ1 #plantchallenge @acanthophoenix let’s see your plantspiration

Posted by Bganz on Thursday, 7 May 2020

Eartha takes the #plantchallenge. Eartha talks us through her fantastic edible gardens and gives us a few tips with us…

Posted by Bganz on Thursday, 7 May 2020

Isla takes the #plantchallenge and tells us about the trees in her garden. Beautiful tree, beautiful garden and beautifully told. Thank you Isla – who will you #plantchallengehttp://ow.ly/q6nG50zxZmC

Posted by Bganz on Thursday, 7 May 2020

@BrendenMoore29: @BGANZ1 #plantchallenge WA Flowering Gum, Corymbia ficifoloa 🌱 Check out some of the amazing…

Posted by Bganz on Thursday, 7 May 2020

Finish the week with an NZ flavour RT @juliawat: My #plantspiration for the #plantchallenge is one of my favourite…

Posted by Bganz on Thursday, 7 May 2020

Luke Saffigna takes the #plantchallenge. He spent $3 on the humble Kangaroo Paw Fern and now has a plant for life. Hear…

Posted by Bganz on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Roisin from Dublin digs a little little hole and tells us how to plant some lovely flowers. Beautiful story from Roisin….

Posted by Bganz on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Camellia ‘Early Pearly’….I mean just look at it! —

Here's a few New Zealand #plantchallenge to finish the week.Emma is always attracted to a showy flower. Day 6 of @BGANZ1 is Camellia ‘Early Pearly’….I mean just look at it! #cuteflower #botanicgardensday Auckland Botanic Gardens

Posted by Bganz on Thursday, 7 May 2020

Check out this awesome slow motion seed capsule explosion —

Check out this awesome slow motion seed capsule explosion #Repost @greg.bourke with @make_repost・・・Another @BGANZ1 #plantchallenge story, and one that probably most of you are familiar with. Share your story with us! #bganz #conservation #botanicgarden #botanicgardensday #bluemountains #workingfromhome #homelearning #weeds @bluemountainsbg @rbgsydney @australianbg

Posted by Bganz on Thursday, 7 May 2020

Barbara, Dunedin BG is studying at Longwood Gardens and has shared a beautiful eastern North American tree, the tulip poplar —

Barbara, DunedinBG is studying at Longwood Gardens and has shared a beautiful eastern North American tree, the tulip poplar. Share your plant love, a short video, tag your friends 2 join in the fun. Don't forget to include #plantchallenge @ #bganz @longwoodgardens @PublicGardens

Posted by Bganz on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

What a lovely orchid and drawing of NZ Pterosytlis brumalis —

What a lovely orchid and drawing of NZ Pterosytlis brumalis Emma has for #plantchallenge. We'd love to see more of your plant love/inspiration. Share a short video and tag your friends to join in the fun. Don't forget to include #plantchallenge and #bganz

Posted by Bganz on Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Great to see Eloise and her dad getting stuck into their garden —

Great to see Eloise and her dad getting stuck into their garden #Repost @eloisegreenee with @make_repost・・・Hi there fellow plant lovers!Here is mine and Dad’s 45 sec (bit longer) video of something in the garden that has inspired us or excited us! Thank you @ms.horticulture for the idea😊🌱#plantchallenge #BGANZI challenge you all to make a quick 45 second video of something in your garden that inspires you or gets you excited.Share your video on Instagram #plantchallenge #BGANZ and tag your friends to challenge

Posted by Bganz on Monday, 4 May 2020

Great plant story Tex and Eliza-Jane —

Eliza-Jane and I decided to take the #plantchallenge in the lead up to Botanic Gardens Day. We decided to talk about our favourite plant Bedfordia arborescens, commonly known as “Blanket Leaf”. Bganz

Posted by Tex Moon on Monday, 4 May 2020

great #plantchallenge story Hannah Lewis —

Hannahs Paddock #plantchallenge

Thanks for this great #plantchallenge story Hannah Lewis・・・repost @hannahs_paddock ・・・I challenge you to take a quick 45 second video of something in your garden that has inspired you or gets you excited. Thanks @chloe_foster133 for setting the challenge and @amyeakers #plantchallenge #BGANZ #mygarden #mygardentoday #australianflora #australianflowers #australianplants #bganz @bganz1

Posted by Bganz on Monday, 4 May 2020

Nothing like a pop of colour to draw your eye into a garden or home. Emma Bodley from Auckland Botanic Gardens —

Nothing like a pop of colour to draw your eye into a garden or home. Emma Bodley from Auckland Botanic Gardens has taken the #plantchallenge and showed us a stunning Gomphrena globosa 'Audray Purple Red'. Share a video of your plant inspiration and tag your friends to join the fun! Don't forget to use the hashtag #plantchallenge and #botanicgardensday so we can see your wonderful plants!

Posted by Bganz on Monday, 4 May 2020

 

Tim Entwisle …we are not going to spoil the surprise! —

Thank you Tim Entwisle for taking the #plantchallenge…we are not going to spoil the surprise though, so everyone will have to watch your video to see you reveal your #plantspiration 🌿🌱#repost @timentwisle・・・Here's my first #plantchallenge story, posted to Twitter and now here to Insta… despite the ratty turf in the background (even botanic gardens need repair time!). Throughout May, @BGANZ1 want you to share your stories about your favourite plants. #gardening #plants #plantspiration #algaerule #botanicgardens Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Friends Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Inc., Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Inc., Australian Garden History Society

Posted by Bganz on Monday, 4 May 2020

 

Aversion therapy, thanks John Arnott —

Pollyanna takes the #plantchallenge —

Ziggy is helping plant his home veggie garden —

Great plantspiration story and a great reminder of the role that plants play in providing habitat and protection —

Amy Akers #plantchallenge plantspiration

Thank you Amy Akers, great plantspiration story and a great reminder of the role that plants play in providing habitat and protection.#Repost from Instagram・・・Thanks to John Arnott and Chloe Foster for asking me to take part in this challenge to share a plant story or talk about a plant in your garden. Here's mine about Calothamnus pinifolis, which is a good performer in our garden. I have to admit, I'm much more comfortable behind the camera! As most of my Insta followers are plant enthusiasts, I won't tag anyone specifically to take part, but ask that you consider taking part in the challenge. Copy and paste this post and share your plant story in a 45 second video, tag your friends and family to #plantchallenge them to share too! #BotanicgardensDay #bganz Cranbourne Friends Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Inc. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Posted by Bganz on Sunday, 3 May 2020

 

“hanging out with my little girl in the garden” —

My #plantspiration is hanging out with my little girl in the garden. Here’s my #botanicgardensopenday #plantchallenge video

Posted by Russell Larke on Saturday, 2 May 2020

 

Chorizema cordatum or ‘Flame Pea’, great connection and wonderful memory —

Challenge accepted! I challenge you to share your plantspiration.A plant inspired story in 45 seconds… Bganz #plantchallengeThankyou Erica Sherlock for filming! with Botanic Garden

Posted by Ollie Sherlock on Sunday, 3 May 2020

 

Love the plantspiration that stays in your heart and in your socks Greg Bourke —

It’s Microlaena stipoides and it’s just specularly annoying! #[plantchallenge

In case you missed it! Love the plantspiration that stays in your heart and in your socks 😂#repost Greg Bourke・・・‪Day 2 of the @BGANZ1 #plantchallenge and a plant that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with long before I knew it’s name. It’s Microlaena stipoides and it’s just specularly annoying! Share a short video and tag some friends to join in the fun #botanicgardensday The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Posted by Bganz on Sunday, 3 May 2020

 

Leaves are changing colour and reminding us why we love autumn. —

Bec Stanley from Auckland Botanic Gardens #plantchallenge

Leaves are changing colour and reminding us why we love autumn. Bec Stanley from Auckland Botanic Gardens has taken the #plantchallenge and showed us a beautiful Nyssa sylvastica. Share a video of your plant inspiration and tag your friends to join the fun! Don't forget to use the hashtag #plantchallenge and #botanicgardensday so we can see your wonderful plants!

Posted by Bganz on Sunday, 3 May 2020

 

Killer Plants!!! Nothing captures people’s interest in the plant world quite like carnivorous plants. —

This is what happens when an amazing creative educator responds to our #plantchallenge —

Wow what a beautiful family connection

Terrific story and great family memory —

Thank you!
Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Inc.

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