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.Read more "Adelaide Botanic Garden’s three centuries of glass"
I have recently returned from collecting plants in Guyana in South America for the new Amazon Waterlily Pavilion. Despite Adelaide’s longstanding botanical links, this breath-taking region is almost entirely unknown to most South Australians.Read more "Carnivorous Plants and Stinging Beasties"
In the middle of winter’s chills, we at the Adelaide Botanic Garden are especially focused this year on things tropical – to be exact, one thing tropical.Read more "Victoria amazonica"