Botanical Time Capsules

Connecting people and plants through time.

Join Alison Vaughan, Manager Collections, for a rare chance to deep dive into the history of the 1.5 million preserved specimens housed in the National Herbarium of Victoria. Documenting the presence of a plant, algae or fungus at a particular place and time, each specimen also documents the curiosity and determination of the people who collected them. In this talk, learn about the Herbarium collection as a global collaboration across generations, documenting changes in biodiversity through time and space.

After the discussion, stay for a delicious cup of lemon myrtle tea.

Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in partnership with Victorian Seniors Festival.

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