Celebrating the botanical wonders of 1770s exploration and the influence on the botanical knowledge and the use of Australian and South Pacific tropical and sub- tropical flora.
Banks’ and Solander’s legacy of botanical research and what we could claim as the first ‘Botanic Gardens Friends’
Celebrating the botanical wonders of 1770s exploration and the influence of English botanist, Sir Joseph Banks and Swedish naturalist, Daniel Solander, who could be claimed as the first ‘Botanic Gardens Friends’.
How have their discoveries influenced the use of Australian & South Pacific tropical & sub-tropical flora in horticulture today?
The conference logo represents Livistona australis, the first plant identified by Banks, sighted from on board HM Bark Endeavour sailing off Batemans Bay NSW.
This iconic palm species grows from northern Victoria to Far North Queensland.
AAFBG AGM 2019
9:45 am – 10:15 am
10:15 am – 12 noon
Keynote Speakers To be announced
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Community and Volunteers for Friends’ – individual groups presentation series
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2022 conference – Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens NSW
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The State herbarium holds some of the actual specimens collected during the 1770 Endeavour’s journey, a selection of these will be on display (behind glass) in the Foyer during May 2020.
A planting of some of the species collected by Banks and Solander.
During May 2020 there will be a display, probably relating to Botanic Illustration, with some activities for children.
During the month of May 2020 the display will cover aspects of plant collecting and storage. Focusing on the ‘Age of Discovery’ and reasons why we collect specimens.