Originally published March 2019
What comes to mind when you think of Sydney’s Botanic Gardens? Flowers? Beautiful locations? Weddings? Picnics?
Not partnerships, I suspect? And definitely not a partnership centred around botanically inspired gin! But gin and other product partnerships are not only providing the Gardens with a sustainable and growing income stream but also with a platform to reach new audiences, and opportunities to educate on the importance of protecting Australia’s precious plant life.
Did you know that the Gardens have one of the most significant science and conservation programs in Australia? As well as providing stunning horticultural displays in spectacular locations, the Botanic Gardens in Sydney CBD, Mount Annan and Mount Tomah are living labs, and home to world-leading scientists who are preserving plant diversity, restoring damaged ecosystems, transforming land restoration practices, and contributing to the global bank of medical knowledge. Who knew all that was going on behind the roses and the camellias?
Over 5.8 million visitors come to the Gardens every…