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Art in the Gardens with Friends - Visitor Centre Gallery Friday, 13 April 2012 - 9:30am to Monday, 14 May 2012 - 4:45pm

A collection of paintings and drawings of Australian native plants. Presented by the Friends Botanic Art Groups.

Andrew Thornhill ‘Pollen – nothing to sneeze at’ Thursday, 12 April 2012 - 12:30pm

Andrew Thornhill is currently a research scientist at the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research aka Australian National Herbarium aka CSIRO working on the phylogenetics of Acacia, Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts. His PhD project at ANU was on the pollen morphology of the Myrtaceae family; he investigated whether there was variable pollen morphology within the family, and whether this could be linked to a phylogenetic tree of the family.

Rosemary Purdie ‘Wildflowers and vegetation of Kamchatka, Far East Russia’ Thursday, 5 April 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Rosemary Purdie is a plant ecologist who cut her botanical teeth doing vegetation mapping in western Queensland in the 1970s, has never been able to walk past plants since without checking them out, and has done extensive plant collecting in all Australian states and territories. A decade ago she exchanged a career with the Commonwealth Government for voluntary work in, for example, the Australian National Herbarium, plus regular trips to Central Asia where she continues to be enthralled by the cultures, landscapes and vegetation.