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Awards

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust has been the proud recipient of numerous awards over the years. Here is a list of its achievements for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

2019

The Calyx: 

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney:

  • Connected Garden – Best Use of Owned Media, 2019 Mumbrella CommsCon Awards

2018 

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney:

  • GOLD Major Tourist Attraction 2018, NSW Tourism Awards

  • Benjamin Short Grove Gardening Project, Community Spirit and Inclusion Award, Keep Australia Beautiful – 2018, Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards

  • BRONZE, Australian Tourism Awards 

  • Best Government Website, Kentico

  • RBG Website and App, Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2018, Museums Galleries Australia

  • Highly Commended for Best NSW Government Initiative (Connected Garden), Inaugural Smart City Awards

  • Community Greening, Excellence in Social Responsibility, Urban Developer Awards

The Calyx:

  • Complex Construction Award, Master Builders Association

Nathan Emery:

  • OEH/ESA Prize for Outstanding Outreach, NSW Office of Environment & Heritage and the Ecological Society of Australia

John Siemon, Mel Wyatt, Trish Ferreira: 

  • Leading Managers Program, NSW Leadership Academy

Dr Barbara Briggs AM:

  • Division of the Order of Australia (OAM), Australian of the Year Awards

Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan:

  • Carol Griesser, Senior Winner South Western Sydney / Macarthur, NSW Volunteer of the Year 2018

  • PlantBank, Cultural Heritage Landscape Architecture Award, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Dr Cathy Offord:

  • NSW Premier’s Prize for Innovation - NSW Public Sector Science and Engineering 2018

Dr Cathy Offord, Nathan Emery, Mark Viler, Daniella Pasqualina:

  • Persoonia Research - Research and Industry Excellence Award 2018, ACARP

2017 

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney:

  • ​GOLD Major Tourist Attraction 2017, NSW Tourism Awards

  • 200 Years and Still Growing Campaign, Best Campaign Award, Australasian Leisure Management Awards 2017 

  • GOLD for A Rather Royal Gin, San Francisco World Spirits Competition® created by premium Australian artisan spirit Distillery Botanica Gin in partnership with the Garden

  • National Trust Awards, Best Events & Exhibitions for Florilegium: Sydney's painted garden. 

  • National Trust Awards, The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates wins award under Built Conservation. 

  • Kaldor, Event of the Year, Parks & Leisure Australia Regional Awards

  • Vivid Light Garden, Highly Commended in Event of the Year Category, Parks & Leisure Australia Regional Awards

  • Community Greening, Community Program of the Year, Parks & Leisure Australia Regional Awards

Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan:

  • ​Global Seed Conservation Challenge Award, Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Dr Brett Summerell:

  • ​Australasian Plant Pathology Society fellowship, Science Protecting Plant Health 2017, Brisbane 

Dr Matt Laurence:

  • ​The Allen Kerr Postgraduate Prize, Science Protecting Plant Health 2017, Brisbane 

Community Greening:

  • National Community Program of the Year, Parks & Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence

  • National Merit Award, Australian Institute of Horticulture

Donna Osland:

  • ​Manager Volunteer programs, Volunteer Manager Of the Year Award, Volunteering NSW

The Calyx:

  • ​World Interior News Awards, World Interior Awards

  • TPR Group, creator of the Calyx Green Wall at the Johnston Fediw & Associates in the United States of America

  • Winner Good Design Award

Dr Brett Summerell:

  • ​Fulbright Scholarship Program, Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences​