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320 Cloudy Bay Road, Bruny Island
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Ongoing - Volunteering days in the garden
Volunteer in the garden on the second Friday and last Sunday of each month
13th Sep 2020
Volunteer Orientation Day
Bruny Garden Group (Private Tour, email us for group tour information)
17th Nov 2019
Botanica Garden Group (Private Tour, email us for group tour information)
15th Nov 2019
Kingston District Garden Club (Private Tour, email us for group tour information)
14th – 20th Oct 2019
Seniors Week – All seniors garden entry $7
10th Aug 2019
Science Week Cyanotyping Workshop
5th Aug 2019
Bruny School Garden Visit (Private Tour, email us for information on school visits)
26th May 2019
Botanic Gardens Day 2019 – 1hr Guided Walks for $25
30th March 2019
Lenah Valley Garden Club (Private Tour)
2nd Oct 2018
Cressy Garden Group (Private Tour)
25th Aug 2018
Science Week Waterbugs Workshop
23rd Aug 2018
Blooming Tasmania – Eco Dying Workshops and Garden Walks
20th March 2018
Australian Garden History Society (Private Tour)
TBC - 2022
BGCI grant on Widdringtonia whytei
Tropical Mountain Plant project
Lomatia tasmanica - King's Holly project
'Plants of future past' feature article in Australian Geographic magazine written by Briar Jensen
Global Conservation Consortium Nothofagus affiliation
A list of members of the alliance can be viewed here.
6th March 2021
ABC news article regarding Inala Jurassic Garden's involvement with the Global Genome Initiative. The article can be viewed here.
GGI-GGBN grant through BGCI and USBG
20-24th October 2019
Dr Tonia Cochran, Jurassic Garden - Gondwana presentation at BGANZ conference in Wellington, New Zealand
12th September 2019
Jurassic Garden appears on Going Places With Ernie Dingo, Series 3 - Episode 15 on SBS. Can be viewed here.
28th September 2018
Jurassic Garden appears on Gardening Australia, Series 29 - Episode 36 on the ABC
Can be viewed here.
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Global Genome Initiative (Gardens) Award
The ABC featured an article on the Inala Jurassic Garden's involvement with the Global Genome Initiative in March, 2021.
The GGI-Gardens Awards Program aims to promote partnership activities to preserve and understand Earth’s genomic biodiversity of plants. The Program provided funding to support sampling activities from living collections with unique families and genera of vascular plants not yet represented in Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) biorepositories.
We identified that Inala Jurassic Garden successfully grows just over 100 plant specimens that were not included in GGBN biorepositories in our living collection. Over the course of 2021 we collected living samples from these plants - specimens were dried, pressed, mounted on specialised paper and labeled. Additional genetic samples of each specimen were also taken, dried in silica gel and stored in perpetuity. The completed herbarium vouchers are now located in the Tasmanian Herbarium in Hobart for storage and study, and all information provided to GGBN for inclusion in their database, publicly accessible via the GGBN Online Portal.
This program was funded by the Global Genome Initiative (GGI-Gardens) and the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and is administered through the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) Global Botanic Garden Fund. We are proud members of BGCI and GGBN.