Australian PlantBank

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Australian PlantBank
Jp PlantBank opening 004.jpg
One of the Australian PlantBank's buildings
General information
Type Seed bank
Research institute
Public building
Location Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, New South Wales, Australia Australia
Coordinates 34°04′01″S 150°46′08″E / 34.0670116°S 150.7689784°E / -34.0670116; 150.7689784
Opened 11 October 2013
Owner Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Design and construction
Architecture firm BVN
Awards and prizes Public Architecture: National Award – Australian Institute of Architects
2014

The Australian PlantBank is a seed bank located in the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan. The seedbank is part of the Millennium Seed Bank Project.[1] The SeedBank replaced the former NSW Seedbank as part of an upgrade.

History[edit]

The former NSW Seedbank was established in 1986[2] and originally collected wild seed for the Gardens. The former seedbank went through an extensive upgrade in 1999 and ensured that the seeds were of high quality. The biggest and latest update was in 2013, where the NSW Seedbank turned into the Australian PlantBank.

In 2014 the new building, designed by BVN, received the Public Architecture: National Award from the Australian Institute of Architects.[3]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony for the Australian PlantBank was held on 11 October 2013.[4] The seedbank was officially opened by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir. Other attendees included:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership in New South Wales". Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Website. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "NSW Seedbank – Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust". Australian Seedbank Partnership Website. Australian Seedbank Partnership. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Australian PlantBank by BVN Donovan Hill, Public Architecture: National Award". Architecture Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Australian PlantBank". The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust website. The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "PlantBank opening". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust website. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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