As mentioned in the last blog Anne officially opened an exhibition of photography by the staff of the Royal Botanic Gardens at the Gardens in Sydney.
Before Anne spoke, one of the indigenous people of Australia, Clarence, gave a welcome on behalf of the Cadigal, the clan who are the traditional owners of the land the Gardens are on; part of this welcome was playing the didgeridoo. The video I hope shows this off well enough for all to see and hear. (what is a didgeridoo:-The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu or didge) is a wind instrument of the Indigenous Australians (or aboriginal Australians) . Sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or “drone.)
Anne then opened the exhibition and met those attending.
A little more on Mount Annan Botanic Gardens where Anne was looking at seeds with an idea for her new book.
The NSW Seedbank is a facility for storing seed collected from plants throughout Australia, with a focus on NSW native species and threatened species. There are currently more than 8700 collections of fully documented wild sourced seed held in the Seedbank.
The Seedbank was established in 1986 as an integral part of Mount Annan Botanic Garden, the Australian plant garden of the Botanic Gardens Trust. Its initial role was to provide wild collected seed for the development of this new Garden, particularly the Garden’s major collections of wattles, eucalypts and plants in the family Proteaceae. These collections were generally in small quantity but covered a very wide range of species and localities.
It’s a very worthwhile project and one which Anne supports.
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