Tag: botany

Science & Environment

The botanical illustrations of Anne Hayes

Anne Hayes has completed several assignments on botanical themes for Australian Geographic. And like any AG commission, each one has been founded on accuracy attained through detailed and thorough research and observation. This is a selection of Anne’s work.

History & Culture

Gallery: The longest running botanical magazine

Curtis’s Botanical Magazine began publication in 1787 and intended to familiarise its readers with plants from all over the Empire, which it presented as floral paintings by noted artists who, previously had only been accessible by an affluent audience. Its publication saw their work accessible by a wider audience with a growing interest in exotic species. A Celebration of Australian Flowers – Curtis’s Botanical Magazine is running at the Redbox Gallery until 30 November 2017 Mrs Macquaries Rd. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

AustroPalaeo

Busting a botanical myth

The NT’s Palm Valley was long thought to have been a surviving relict of Australia’s prehistoric rainforests, but we now know its trees arrived much more recently with Aboriginal horticulturalists.

Destinations

Gallery: Australia’s top 10 botanic gardens

While there’s no legal accreditation to become a botanic garden, it’s generally held that these gardens should involve some sort of scientific study. Of course, for the everyday lover of flowers and plants, the term simply represents a place to enjoy some of the best sights and smells nature has to offer. Australia is home to a terrifically diverse range of natural environments, and some of the best plant life in the world. So, whether your interest is in science, leisure or just a good place to picnic, check out our list of Australia’s top 10 botanic gardens.