Peter Byron and Joe McAuliffe 'Enlightened Conservatory Design and Plants’.

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Thursday, 25 March 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Peter and Joe will talk about the design of the conservatory building and plants. Peter will focus on the building being for botany and visitors. Joe will talk about thematic content and plans for displays as well as plant selection and succession, cultivation and conservatory horticulture.


Peter Byron  Peter has been the General Manager at the ANBG since 2010 and responsible for the operation of the Gardens in areas such as management of the living collection, major projects, visitor services and corporate services. Peter project-managed the development of the ANBG Masterplan that was launched in 2015 and is providing the strategic direction for future developments.  Peter has over 20 years’ experience in park and venue management and has worked at Commonwealth, State and Local Government levels.

Joe McAuliffe  For many years Joe has been a horticulturalist at the ANBG and has contributed to books and articles about ferns and seeds in ex situ collections and reintroduction. Joe is currently the nursery manager responsible for creating the Conservatory plant displays, identifying display thematic content and plans, plant selection and succession, cultivation and conservatory horticulture.

Bookings for this talk open the Friday before and close at midnight on Wednesday night.
This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

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Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to the Thursday Talks and limited seating. (Tickets are Free)

Please be aware that COVID-19 outbreaks and isolation requirements are subject to change at short notice.

Please ensure that:
- You have not been in a hotspot or prohibited area before attending Thursday Talks.
- You do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Tickets are limited, please notify us if you are unable to come on 0437 298 711 or 0407 299 704.