Seed Hunters

Follow the SA Seed Conservation Centre seed hunters as they travel the state helping protect our threatened plants from extinction.

Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.

South Aussie seed on new postage stamp!

08 October 2019

Australia Post has today released a selection of stamps that highlight the importance of seed banking. One of them features a rare South Australian grass, Cleland's Wallaby-Grass.

Seed Hunters in the news

06 February 2018

A new discovery of the endangered Arckaringa daisy and a threatened orchids project land the seed team in the news.

Recent posts

Goodman Building restoration works wins industry award

18 July 2023

Have you ever driven past the beautiful heritage-listed Goodman Building when passing the Garden on Hackney Road? Did you know this building was formerly the base for the Municipal Tramways Trust but now serves as the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium administration building.