Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

There are almost 150 botanical gardens in different states of Australia with mostly managed by local governments while some are privately owned. Places like Australian National Botanic Gardens have a massive collection of almost all Australian native and endemic species. Most of the Gardens have an assortment that includes plants from different parts of the world. At Yallaroo, the skills of horticulture and cultivation let us grow plants that can be lost in nature.

It can not only conserve the species diversity but also allow us to consider the rehabilitation and restoration process of the degraded habitats. Collections of living plants and seed banks help us to protect different plant species. It must be carefully collected and stored to retain its maximum genetic diversity. And research is also essential to determine the best possible way of saving every species.

Although the primary purpose of the botanical garden is associated with environmental conservation, historical interpretation and education, studies have revealed that the visitors of botanical garden are often encouraged by amusing and leisure interests. Numerous studies have shown that visiting such gardens is excellent for our mental health, attention and memory. A 60 to 90-minute walk in the middle of nature (in comparison to walking in an urban area) decrease activity in a specific area of the brain that is highly responsible for mental illness and depression. Such gardens also help the pollinators like honeybees, butterflies, birds and bats, which play a vital role in the production and maintenance of various plants.

Purpose

Botanical gardens in Australia maintain a massive collection of well-kept living plants for conservation, research, education and display. They serve not only scientific but also artistic purposes. It is a fantastic place where the horticultural exhibits and the modern world get in touch with the botanical sciences to spread environmental awareness.

There is a broad network of botanical gardens across the world. All these places exchange information, plants and research, which means a seed collection from Botanical gardens in Australia could easily be swapped for an exhibition of herbs from the Royal Botanic Gardens in England.

Facts

Every botanical garden in Australia is different from each other and has their specialisation. Most of the botanical gardens focus on growing their own region’s plants. This is because the plants grow successfully in their native habitats.

Research institutes and government provide the fund to most of the botanical gardens, but no one can deny the importance of the general public as they are one of the most significant sources of income for these gardens. Every year, millions of visitors come to these gardens to experience the pleasurable escape from a stressful life. People participate in a gardening workshop and listen to a lecture on how to preserve the flora.

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