Media release: Free Botanic Gardens Day event at Australia’s biggest botanic garden

Learn about the fascinating world of botanic science and horticulture as The Festival of Place  heads to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan’s free community event to celebrate Botanic  Gardens Day on Saturday May 28 from 10am to 3pm.

Celebrated by over 100 botanic gardens across Australia every year, Botanic Gardens Day aims to  highlight the important work botanic gardens undertake to understand and protect plants while inspiring the  next generation of researchers.

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan in south-western Sydney has over 4000 native plant species  in its Living Collection and is home to world-class scientific facilities such as the new National Herbarium of  New South Wales and the award-winning Australian PlantBank.

Chief Executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Denise Ora, said whether you’re a gardener, a budding scientist or just curious about plants, the inaugural event at Australia’s biggest botanic  garden has something for the whole family.

“From free science talks to hands-on activities, this is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and learn about  the important and interesting work that our scientists, horticulturists and other passionate experts are doing  to protect plants for future generations,” said Ms Ora.

A variety of interactive and educational stalls will be set up along the forecourt of the newly opened  Herbarium and visitors are invited to explore the exhibition space of the new facility where over 1 million  plant specimens are stored and used for vital research.

There will also be presentations, tours, and plenty of opportunities to relax and recharge with a variety of  food trucks on offer and a listening station to sample some of the Garden’s best Branch Out podcast  episodes.

For more information about the event, including the latest updates, presentation times and help with  transport and parking, please head to May-28

This event is part of the NSW Government’s Festival of Place that celebrates the breadth, beauty and  possibilities of NSW’s great public spaces and is proudly supported by Inspiring Australia.


Editor Notes:  

  • Event Name: Botanic Gardens Day at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan • Address: Narellan Rd, Mount Annan NSW 2567
  • Dates: Saturday 28 May 2022
  • Times: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
  • For media requests contact Vanessa Fuchs or (02) 9231 8122 • High-res images for the event can be downloaded from the Garden’s Flickr album here

Further information about the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan: 

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