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The value of botanical gardens – are we preaching to the choir?

— by Chris Watson

Eremophila christophori at OPBG

Chances are, if you’re a Land for Wildlife/Garden for Wildlife member, you are already well and truly aware of the value of botanical gardens.

With that in mind, there is a free podcast available from ABC Radio of a fascinating chat between Richard Fidler and the curator of the Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens in Brisbane, Ross McKinnon. One of the main topics they cover is the medicinal value of plants. This seems quite relevant in light of the abundance of traditional plant remedies on show at Olive Pink Botanic Gardens here in Alice.

Click this link to listen to this very entertaining and enlightening conversation.