Australian Orchid Foundation


Project: 299/2014

Title: Hunter Region Botanic Gardens – increasing opportunities for visitors to learn more about the family Orchidaceae.
Applicant: Patricia Shearston
Institution: Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, New South Wales. 

The orchid houses are popular attractions at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens.

The aim of the project was to increase educational opportunities for adults and children visiting the living orchid collection.

The funding was used to install display benches in the entrance area of the passive solar tropical orchid house. The area will be used for regular educational displays and will increase the opportunities for visitors to the gardens to learn about orchids – their distribution, variety, cultivation and propagation.