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Qld Branch: AGM and Talk: Managing Living Collections and Landscapes in a (climate) Changing World

13 August 2019 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm AEST

Our changing climate is a challenge to managers of planted and natural landscapes. How should we adapt our landscapes to not only survive but to thrive in the hotter and drier conditions we expect over the coming decades?

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has produced a Landscape Succession Strategy to guide the transition of the Melbourne Gardens to this different future.

Tim Entwisle, Director  and Chief Executive, RBG Melbourne, will talk about the strategy, including the changes in climate predicted for Melbourne (different but not very different from those for Brisbane), the need for the botanic gardens to maintain diverse collections, how to determine which plants will thrive in the new condition and managing aesthetic and heritage values.

This presentation will be a valuable case study of how the managers of a very significant landscape are planning for a hotter and drier future, and will provoke thought and debate about what we should be doing in SE Queensland.

Professor Tim Entwisle is a highly respected scientist, scientific communicator and botanic gardens director. He took up the role of Director and Chief Executive of Royal Botanic Gardens in March 2013, following two years in a senior role at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and eight years as Executive Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in Sydney.

Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Auditorium.

Time: AGM 11.45 am, talk 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Cost: AGHS members $10.00 Non-members $15.00

This talk is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens


13 August 2019
11:15 am - 1:30 pm AEST
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