Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Tomato Festival Sydney

14 – 15 February, 2015

GET RED-Y FOR TOMATO FESTIVAL 2015. The 2015 Festival will move down to the Band Lawn, where you can immerse yourself in the buzz of activity and revel in the surroundings with a wide range of local and organic produce for sale, pop-up cafe and bar, themed guided walks and children’s activities including hands-on pizza making, cherry tomato and spoon race! Put your palate to the test and be a judge for the best tomato variety, over 20 varieties to taste!

Where: Various venues in Sydney, NSW.
When: 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 14 – 15 February, 2014.
Cost: Free and Ticketed events.
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'Botanical Songforms' the work of Phillippa Carnemolla

'Botanical Songforms' the work of Phillippa Carnemolla

Thursday March 7 to Friday May 31, 2013
The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is playing host to a superb new art exhibition from the 2012 Artist in Residence, Phillippa Carnemolla. Fascinated by the complex relationships between plants and animals that she observed in her year of residency, the exhibition portrays sacred geometries of life, historical biology and the interdependence of plants and animals. The exhibition features an array of stunning sculpture and fine jewellery pieces, and is an event not to be missed for any art or nature buff!

Where: Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
When: March 7 - May 31, 2013.
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National Herbarium of NSW - internship program

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Royal Botanic Gardens is running a Plant Science internship program for undergraduates and recent graduates in botany, ecology, forestry, environmental science, general biology (with plant interests), scientific horticulture and related subjects. The advanced work experience will run for seven weeks - from 5 January to 23 February 2011, and will benefit those seeking professional or technical careers in Australian plant science and conservation management. Interns work full-time on a voluntary, unpaid basis, assisting scientific staff on herbarium programs and research. Interns receive extensive practical training in botany ,plant conservation, collections management and job-hunting in the scientific workforce.

You will become familiar with key sources of information on the Australian flora, conservation and science policy, plant identification resources and techniques, curation of scientific collections, scientific communications skills and some field skills. Seminar and training sessions are led by professional scientists and technicians from the Botanic Gardens Trust and other institutions. Training complements and extends that given at university.

Location: The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, with some field work.
Salary: This is an unpaid internship.
Applications close: Friday 26 November, 2010.
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