Editorial Committee Janelle Hatherly Managing Editor Dale Arvidsson Curator, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mark Fountain Deputy Director Major Projects and Science, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Alan Matchett Team Leader/Curator, Dunedin Botanic Garden Eamonn Flanagan Executive Officer BGANZ Siobhan Duffy Graphic Designer
Contents 2 President’s view John Sandham, BGANZ President
3 Editorial insights Janelle Hatherly, Managing Editor
Feature Interview 4 Outstanding in the field: Corrie Pitzer, CEO of SAFEmap International, a global safety consultancy
What’s New 12 Botanic news: from home and abroad
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17 The Power of Flowers
Cover: Spear Lily Doryanthes palmeri George Pentland Botanic Gardens, Frankston.
The Hort. Section
Photo credit: Paula Murphy
Unlike the more familiar Gymea Lily Doryanthes excelsa, the Doryanthes palmeri stalk droops rather than stands upright due to the weight of the flowers.
Mary Lou Pavlovic, Artist
Compiled by Brad Creme, Curator, Bendigo Botanic Gardens and featuring Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden by Lindy Harris, Curator
The Science Section 28
Compiled by Brett Summerell, Director, Science and Conservation, Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands
the botanic gardener | ISS 47 March 2017