Admire Sturt’s Desert pea at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan

Curator, Michael Elgey, is thrilled with the flowers on the Garden’s display of Sturt’s Desert pea (Swainsona formosa) on show now next to the Visitor Centre at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan.

The desert plant isn’t the easiest to grow in the ground along the humid east coast of Australia, but Michael says this season has been very good for the plant, despite periods of heavy rain.

If you haven’t been to the Garden recently, head to southwest Sydney and enjoy the 182,820 cultivated plants on show across the 416 hectare site. In the past decade, visitation has increased 10 fold with 700,000 visitors counted in 2022.

For more, and to have your say on the Garden’s Master Plan, visit the website.

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