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What the Flora?!

Prepare to be amazed by plants and the cutting-edge research that goes into saving them in our new science video series that’ll have you saying: What the Flora!? 

In each episode of What the Flora!? you'll get up close with Australia's unique plant life with your host Vanessa Fuchs to discover how world-leading scientists at the new Australian Institute of Botanical Science are delivering real solutions to protect plants and our future. From hand pollinating tiny endangered orchids with toothpicks to battling plant diseases with DNA science, What the Flora!? is your chance to see our science in action like never before.  

The Australian Institute of Botanical Science consists of the physical and virtual scientific collections, research, services, facilities and staff at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. The new Institute will be one of the nation’s premier botanical research organisations and will help ensure the survival of plants and build more resilient ecosystems for future generations.