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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

2018 

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: GOLD Major Tourist Attraction 2018, NSW Tourism Awards

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Benjamin Short Grove Gardening Project, Community Spirit and Inclusion Award, Keep Australia Beautiful - 2018, Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: BRONZE, Australian Tourism Awards 

  • The Calyx: Complex Construction Award, Master Builders Association

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Highly Commended for Best NSW Government Initiative (Connected Garden), Inaugural Smart City Awards

  • 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

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Best Government Website, Kentico

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: RBG Website and App, Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2018, Museums Galleries Australia

  • 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

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Community Greening, Excellence in Social Responsibility, Urban Developer Awards

  • Dr Cathy Offord: NSW Premier’s Prize for Innovation - NSW Public Sector Science and Engineering 2018

  • ​The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan: PlantBank, Cultural Heritage Landscape Architecture Award, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

  • 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

  • Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan: Global Seed Conservation Challenge Award, Botanic Gardens Conservation International

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: 200 Years and Still Growing Campaign, Best Campaign Award, Australasian Leisure Management Awards 2017 

  • 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

  • Community Greening: 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

  • Dr Brett Summerell: Fulbright Scholarship Program, Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: 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

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

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: National Trust Awards, The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates wins award under Built Conservation. 

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

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Kaldor, Event of the Year, Parks & Leisure Australia Regional Awards

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Vivid Light Garden, Highly Commended in Event of the Year Category, Parks & Leisure Australia Regional Awards

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney: Community Greening, Community Program of the Year, Parks & Leisure Australia Regional Awards

  • ​The Calyx: Winner Good Design Award

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