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New Shoots

- , Created by The Red Room Company, NEW SHOOTS, is a poetic partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park and Bundanon Trust

Celebrate poems inspired by plants and place

  Celebrate poems inspired by plants and place

Follow the 'poetic pathways' through the Garden to find twelve site specific poems by our three poets-in-residence: Eric Avery, Eileen Chong and Mark Treddenick.

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Open the map on the left to start your poetic journey around the Garden. At each site you will find a collection of creative objects – a poem, images, stories and music. Please note that the map points are approximate.

Share your poetry

Share your poetry

You’re invited to share your plant-inspired poem with us.

SUBMIT POEM

To continue growing the poetic garden, a New Shoots interactive platform is being developed to nurture botanical poems. You can contribute your plant-themed poetry to share.

All poetry will appear on this branch of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website. You will receive an email when your poetry is published.

  • POETS

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    Learn more about the New Shoots poets - their biographies, works, and upcoming readings.

  • POEMS

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    Read and listen to some of the poems along the "poetic pathways" in the Garden.

     

  • LEARN

    Coming Soon

    Creative learning resources will be available to support ongoing poetic workshops at the Garden.

New Shoots Anthology

New Shoots Anthology

The New Shoots Poetry Anthology collects a garden of poems that has rambled and blossomed since first being planted in 2016.

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To commemorate the poets and the plants, fields and forests that inspired them, the New Shoots Poetry Anthology gathers 163 poems from 105 poets. Embedded in the roots of language, the word ‘anthology’ literally means ‘a gathering of flowers’, the first literary usage of the word dating back to late ninth century Greece. In every sense, the New Shoots Anthology can be seen as something of a bouquet, arranged with an assortment of poetic blooms in all colours, moods and shapes.

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