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Australasian Conference of Volunteer Guides in Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust will host the 2015 Australasian Conference of Volunteer Guides in Botanic Gardens in Sydney 21-25 September 2015. Called '200 Years by the Harbour - Guiding in a Changing Climate'Sydney, and set against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour, this conference will highlight the extensive plant collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust; discuss current botanical research; explore issues of climate change; and provide opportunities for an exchange of ideas between volunteer guides in botanic gardens. Click here to find out more.

A stronger future for Sydney's Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands

Environment Minister Robyn Parker has announced a plan to strengthen Sydney’s favourite green spaces with operations of Centennial Parklands and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain to be amalgamated.

The amalgamation will allow around $7 million more funding each year to be available for reinvestment in exciting and innovative projects across the integrated parks and gardens.

These projects include new science and education programs, better customer services and management systems - all of which will improve the parks and gardens for the community and deliver high quality experiences.

The amalgamation will bring together the management and operations of:

  • Centennial Park
  • Moore Park
  • Queens Park
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
  • The Domain
  • Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
  • Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

This will create a harbourside to mountaintop network of nearly 1100 hectares.

The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust will be retained with no changes to their objectives, powers and responsibilities. Importantly, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust will continue its important work in science and plant conservation.

This project will allow for shared expertise in botany, horticulture, education, tourism, and sport and recreation.

More specifically, it will deliver coordinated green space education opportunities to within 30 minutes of all Sydney primary and secondary schools; it will coordinate combined recreational and sporting assets that include more than 125 playing fields, equestrian, orienteering, bike riding, running, walking, golf, and soccer. It brings major benefits for the community and the two Trusts.

The process is expected to be completed by late 2015.

Pathway maintenance

Please be advised that from Wednesday 21 January maintenance work will commence for the repair of pathways adjacent to the Parade ground to the south and east, including the path and roundabout directly in front of the Vista Pavilion. The work will be conducted in three stages and will include resurfacing of asphalt, replacement of damaged kerbing and rebuilding of the roundabout. Access to the paths will be restricted for pedestrians and vehicles while this work is taking place. Thank you for your patience while this work is happening.

New Year's Eve 2015

at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Domain

Click here to register for exclusive New Year's Eve events presale for 2015!                    

Margaret Flockton Award

 

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Margaret Flockton Award 2012 winner

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Klei Sousa from Brazil for Mimosa acutistipula

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Woolloomooloo Gate (Principal Entrance) 1880. Photo: Trust Library

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