The story of glass houses, as displayed in Adelaide Botanic Garden, is a powerful one spanning three centuries, but rarely read in a coherent way. Botanical historian, Frans Stafleu, suggests the narrative might begin with Luca Ghini at Pisa botanic garden in 1547.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens sowed a crop of wheat in May… the crop is intended to connect our visitors with our dependence on plants and their stewards.Read more "The sunshine harvester and the Ridley stripper"
The generous support of Santos – and Federal and State governments – has enabled us to keep alive, and give new life to, what is now the last surviving Colonial Museum of Economic Botany in the world.Read more "All flesh is grass"
“You and Mr Schomburgk must come immediately – the President is expecting to meet with you”.Read more "Meet the diplomatic gardener"