Through self-guided activities, explore the significant people, plants, and places in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney since the European colonisation in 1788.
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is Australia’s oldest scientific institution and the oldest botanic garden in Australia. Through self-guided activities, explore the significant people, plants, and places in the Royal Botanic Garden since the European colonisation in 1788.
People, plants and places content:
How did colonial colonisation change the environment around Port Jackson, the present-day site of the Garden?
What aspects of the European past can you see today at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney? How has the Garden changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
What is the nature of the contributions made by different groups and individuals (convicts, colonists, scientists, etc.) to the Garden?
What were the significant events and who were the significant people that shaped the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney?
Student self-guided activities include:
Learn about the invasion and colonisation of the First Fleet at the site which is now The Royal Botanic Garden.
Explore the first European farm through a special virtual tour.
Discover Australia’s first Herbarium, learn how to create your own plant specimen and try your hand at botanical illustrations.
Explore the history of the Royal Botanic Garden through interactive photos and mapping activities.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
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