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NSWACT: Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan - National Herbarium of NSW Tour

22 June 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Australian Botanic Garden
Narellan Road
Mount Annan
Delivery Method
Face to face



The National Herbarium of NSW houses a growing collection of over 1 million plant specimens - one of the most significant botanical resources in the Southern Hemisphere. The precious collection has now been moved to the newly constructed facility at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

The Herbarium collection is valued at $280 million and was previously located at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for almost 170 years. With more than 8000 new plant specimens being added to the Herbarium every year, the world-renowned collection underpins vital scientific research and is essential for informing decisions about the conservation of our natural environment.

This event is a great opportunity to get a behind the scenes view of the recently opened National Herbarium of NSW.

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John Siemon

Director of Horticulture, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

John is a Horticultural Scientist with a vast array of knowledge in plant physiology, plant breeding, tissue culture and germplasm conservation. He brings his more than 20 years of expertise and passion to manage an incredible suite of public green spaces which conserve and display more than 17,000 species of plants, from across the globe and are some of the most visited botanic gardens on the planet. 

He manages horticulture and science projects at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Hannah McPherson

Collections Manager, National Herbarium of NSW

Hannah is the Collections Manager of the National Herbarium of NSW. She has more than 25 years’ experience in botany, a BSc in environmental science and a PhD in Botany. She has worked as a curator at the John T. Waterhouse Herbarium (UNSW), the Natural History Museum in London, UK, Herbarium Hamburgense in Germany and the National Herbarium of NSW. She has worked with many historically significant herbarium, library and archive collections in Australia and overseas. Hannah’s research focusses on exploring and developing new DNA sequencing approaches and conducting research combining disciplines to investigate species and population dynamics on a landscape scale. Hannah is currently overseeing the relocation of the herbarium collections to their new home at Mount Annan.


PLA NSW/ACT is proud to work in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan

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