Part of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Tasmanian Herbarium is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of the botanical collections of Tasmania. These preserved plant specimens are internationally recognised as the most comprehensive record of the Tasmanian flora in the world. They are also the raw materials for further discovery and knowledge of Tasmania’s unique flora.
It is rare to have an opportunity to visit this landmark institution, so we hope that you can join us. Dr Gintaras Kantvilas, head of the Tasmanian Herbarium, will talk to us about the Herbarium’s role, and show us some of its botanical treasures.
The Herbarium isn’t able to accommodate large groups, so we are strictly limited to 40 attendees. Please be aware that because of space constraints we won’t be able to supply seating on this occasion.
DIRECTIONS: The Tasmanian Herbarium is located within the University of Tasmania at Sandy Bay. Head up College Road and it is the first building on the left: single storey green. We have it on good authority that parking should be available in College Road; strictly speaking it is ‘permit only’ but they do not book late in the afternoon.
RSVP: 2 February.
Above: Eucalyptus globulus — Blue Gum. Tasmanian Herbarium specimen collected by Winifred Curtis 1942.