May 30, 2021

This is 'Botanic Gardens Day' in Australia and New Zealand

This is 'Botanic Gardens Day' in Australia and New Zealand

Today (May 30, 2021) is, at least in Australia and New Zealand, Botanic Gardens Day.

A former rubbish dump in Shepparton has been converted to the Australian Botanic Gardens and at just a decade old, the handful of volunteers have put in countless hours to create the bones of what will be a relaxing, beautiful and intriguing place.

A story from The Conversation -  "The 50 beautiful Australian plants at greatest risk of extinction — and how to save them" - tells about our plants under threat; plants that may be the Shepparton gardens could play a role in helping save.

And while a group of university specialists are concerned about our beautiful plants facing extinction and In Shepparton, they are working hard to create an Australian Botanic Gardens, we read reports the illegal deforestation for agriculture - it reports that tropical forests around the world are being destroyed at an alarming rate, even in 2020 when the global economy slowed dramatically during the pandemic. 

On this Botanic Gardens Day, enjoy "Music for a Warming World"