RBG winning awards

In his monthly email update on Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Director and HMAA member, Tim Entwisle included news of some of the Gardens’ award-winning activities.

“This month,” writes Tim, “we celebrate some of our programs and initiatives that were recognised with awards. Our 175th anniversary book Wonder has won multiple literary awards and the Melbourne Gardens were named among Trip Advisor’s top 10 per cent of tourist attractions in the world.”

If that’s not enough to celebrate he also mentions that FungiMap, an organisation of scientists that observe and map Australia’s fungi (of which Tim is Patron) was nominated for a citizen science award.

Finally, the RBG’s Care for the Rare program at Cranbourne received a horticultural media award (Visual Laurel). The Laurel was presented to Millie Ross for her segment on ABC Gardening Australia in October, 2021. Through the program, threatened species are brought from the wild into cultivation.

If you missed the segment, catch up here.

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