Care for the Rare Talk with Rodger Elliot

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden and the Ray Collett Rare and Extraordinary Plants Lecture Series presents: Care for the Rare with Rodger Elliot.

Rodger Elliot is a world-renowned author, botanist and, horticulturist from Australia will be here at the end of this month, Monday, October 26 and Thursday, October 31 for two very different presentations. Rodger is a prolific author on the Australian flora. He is the principal author of the nine-volume Encyclopedia of the Cultivation of Australia Plants From Around The World.  This was a 25-year project which took Rodger and his wife, Gwen around the world many times!


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is leading the Care for the Rare program, which has been created to safeguard rare and threatened Victorian plant species against extinction in the wild. With nearly 15% of Victoria's plant species classified as rare, conservation programs are critical to ensure Victoria's significant biodiversity is protected. In a collaborative project, the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is building the capacity of regional botanic gardens to play an important conservation role for Victoria’s biodiversity, whilst building their readiness for projected climate change. This program highlights the important role that all botanic gardens play in plant conservation and empowers local communities to protect plants indigenous to their region.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is currently working collaboratively with the Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) Victoria network, to assess the potential of botanic gardens across the state to nurture rare and threatened plants. The plants are selected because they are either near to where the species naturally occur or the growing conditions in the wild are similar to those within the botanic garden. Six
Victorian botanic gardens have been chosen for the first round of the program, including the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens.

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7pm
Hort II Meeting Hall, Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Free Community Event, Donations Welcome

Monday, October 28 at 7:00pm

Arboretum, Hort II
122 Arboretum Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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