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200 Years: The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Jennie Churchill Peter Valder



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02 November 2015
History of science; Botany & plant sciences; Gardening
This is the garden that gave the world the Wollemi Pine - previously known only from 40,000 year old fossils. The garden that brought to Australia the world's biggest, stinkiest flower - the penis-shaped Giant Stinking Arum. Early in 2016 Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden - one of the worlds best - will turn 200. A year of fanfare and celebrations will draw public attention to Australia's oldest scientific institution, and its handsome illustrated book. Not just the shrubs and trees, but the amazing collections of beautiful drawings, archives, seeds and specimens are presented - along with highlights of the Gardens distinguished contributions to science and horticulture. The Gardens chequered history, together with the parties, celebrations, sports and shenanigans it hosted are covered in chapters by impressive contributors. Readers meet a distinguished line of colourful characters, beginning with Sir Joseph Banks, and encounter the art and literature that the Botanic Gardens have inspired.
By:   Peter Valder
Edited by:   Jennie Churchill
Imprint:   Halstead
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781925043204
ISBN 10:   1925043207
Publication Date:   02 November 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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