Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Undergraduate courses

In 2013, staff at the Australian PlantBank ran short courses and tutorials for students from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and Macquarie University’s Advanced Biology degree. We have hosted work experience students and interns from universities and botanic gardens, and have Honours, Masters and Postgraduate students working with our researchers. 

Australian Network for Plant Conservation courses

Staff of the Australian PlantBank have partnered with the Australian Network for Plant Conservation to present workshops on seed use for native vegetation restoration. Workshops are based on the technical guidelines edited by staff Cathy Offord and Patricia Meagher in 2009. Guidelines are available for purchase from the Australian Network for Plant Conservation.

Links to ANPC courses


  • Offord, C.A. and Meagher, P.F. (eds). 2009. Plant germplasm conservation: strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections. Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra.

Participants at ANPC workshop assess seed viability. Photo: Tricia Hogbin

2012 University of Sydney Masters students Shurook, Kyi and Thomas are from Iraq, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea respectively. Photo: Cathy Offord

2012 Senior undergraduate students from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment setting up experiments in the laboratory. Photo: Amelia Martyn