We are very pleased to start the new year by sharing the announcement by Victoria Government Minister Lily D’Ambrosio for the second (and final) round of funding under the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens program.
Congratulations to the 26 gardens that were successful in this round. A full list of funded projects can be found in the media release on premier.vic.gov.au.
BGANZ were also successful in securing funding in this round, to develop a Victorian Regional Gardens Plant Record Management System during 2021. This will be a purpose-built botanical gardens plant database for individual botanic gardens capturing information on plant numbers, species diversity and rare and threatened species held within collections. The grant will facilitate the design, development, implementation and training for the database, to be available to 17 Victorian gardens initially. The records system will have a public interface for visitors, providing access to information on plant collections.