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In Trials We Trust

Learn how the Royal Botanic Garden's horticultural team are putting plants to the test

Hear from Adam Tietz, horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Garden and 2017 recipient of a Foundation and Friends staff scholarship, how their experiments are revealing how well different varieties survive in Sydney’s ever-changing conditions.

Adam recently returned from a detailed, 4-week, study trip to the United States. During his trip, he visited and worked in public and private trial gardens in five states, exploring best practices which are now being implemented to improve the Trial Gardens at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Adam will describe the varied trial, display and propagation techniques utilised by American trial gardens with their selections of cultivars.

He hopes to recreate their successes of introducing the cultivars the following season to the public, such as in Botanic Gardens, Councils, Parklands and Garden Centres throughout the USA.

This event includes morning tea, a presentation in the Maiden Theatre, and a tour of the trial beds, located near the Palace Garden.



Wednesday 21 August 2019 from 10am to 12pm


Member: $25.00
Non Member: $30.00

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