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Nature Festival: Useful and poisonous plants

Nature Festival: Useful and poisonous plants

Dates and times:

Wednesday 29 September: 2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 30 September: 11am - 12.30pm

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden. Please meet at the Friends' Gate off Plane Tree Drive 10 minutes before the start time. Please wear sturdy shoes.

Cost: $5


Learn about naughty and nice 'wild and weedy' plants on this intriguing guided tour.

Led by the State Herbarium’s resident weed expert, Chris Brodie, you will take a leisurely stroll around Adelaide Botanic Garden, Botanic Park and along the River Torrens on a tour of useful and poisonous plants.

In this Nature Festival event, you will discover what plants in the area are particularly beneficial.... and why some are considered so noxious.

There will be lots of opportunities for discussion and questions as Chris shares his expertise and knowledge.

About Chris

Chris is the Weeds Botanist for the State Herbarium of South Australia and is interested in the naturalised (also known as 'weed') flora of South Australia.

He works closely with stakeholders, including Biosecurity SA, Landscape officers and other land managers, to identify, collect and document the naturalised flora of the state.

Chris is the point of contact for anyone with a suspected new weed species that requires confirmation or identification.

He is also working on numerous weedy plant groups for the 5th edition of the Flora of South Australia.

Nature Festival: Useful and poisonous plants

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