Visionary Plan for the Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Prepared for City of Ballarat by Mark Richardson Botanical Consultant
excerpt from the Visionary Plan.....
"1. Purpose of the Visionary Plan
This visionary plan is to provide recommendations that will assist the Ballarat Botanical Gardens (BBG) achieve the following visionary goals:
- To position itself as one of Australia’s top rural botanic gardens
- To meet its role as a botanic garden in the 21st century
In doing so, this plan primarily looks at how the BBG could achieve this with what it already has.
As a part of this the following have been considered:
- Current botanic garden features
- Themes of the current living collections
- Condition of the current living collections
- Possible future living collections
- The curation of the living collections, including plant records
- Current interpretation, including plant labelling
- Use of the current and future collections for education
- Use of the current and future collections for conservation
- Use of the current and future collections by the Federation University for studies and research
- The role of the Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens
- Other assistance that could be gained from a closer link with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and other institutions."
View or download the Visionary Plan for the Ballarat Botanical Gardens here.