Gondwana and beyond
This a really marvellous opportunity for people to learn more about that somewhat mysterious stage of development on Earth known as Gondwana, which occurred while dinosaurs and their relatives were around and when the climate, as well as the vegetation, went through some dramatic and startling changes. We will also explore beyond Gondwana, with a special emphasis on weird and wonderful Australian plants.
Dr David Cantrill, Chief Botanist and Director National Herbarium of Victoria at the RBG, who is renowned worldwide for his study of fossils of the Antarctic vegetation, will present an overview of Gondwana.
Trevor Edwards from La Trobe University will be comparing South African flora with Australian flora and will reveal some fascinating aspects on these very rich floras.
John Arnott and Warren Worboys, respectively Manager, Horticulture and Curator, Horticulture at RBG Cranbourne, will lead us around the recently completed Gondwana and Weird & Wonderful gardens.
Luke Saffigna, Visitor Programs Officer, RBG Cranbourne, who compiled the Gondwana Garden Interpretations information will also accompany John and Warren.
Friends RBGC member John Thompson is a regular and very popular presenter at our workshops where he explores how plants are used in a myriad of ways. There will also be the opportunity to propagate some of the plants that are discussed on the day.
This star-studded cast really warrants your attendance!
Sunday 24 February
Morning refreshments will be available from 9am. At 9.30 the workshop
will start. BYO lunch for a picnic in the Australian Garden, or you can
purchase lunch from the Boon Wurrung Café—you’ll need to place your
order before 9.30am.
For further information contact Rodger Elliot on 9879 1427
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Last updated 03 Dec 2012