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New York Botanical Garden – 125th Anniversary Special Events

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New York Botanical Garden celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2016 with events such as The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium and a publication, tracing its development

Survival in the Colony

Survival in the Colony

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Naturalist and botanist Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) advised Australia’s first Governor Phillip about what plants to take to New South Wales to sustain pioneering troops and convicts. He advised they could be obtained en route. Taking corn and wheat seed from England at the Cape of Good Hope Phillip gathered…