Plant species are reacting to climate change by adapting or migrating to better conditions. But this is not an option for gardens, so gardeners will have to be smarter about what they plant and where.
Soil is more than just dirt. It’s a complex ecosystem and if it’s healthy your plants will be happier.
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.
From ethereal scenes to beautiful close-ups, these are the best garden shots. The IGPOTY exhibition will be on display at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney 1-10 March 2014. Visit www.igpoty.com for more information.