24 April 2013

Botanic Gardens on stamps..




Date of Issue : 23 April 2013

Australia Post issued a beautiful set of stamps featuring Botanic Gardens of Australia on 23 April 2013.Botanic gardens are an important resource, maintaining collections of living plants for scientific research, conservation, education and enjoyment. The five stamps in the set feature famous Botanic Gardens of Australia.


Hobart's Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has historical plant collections, trees and convict-built walls all dating from the 19th century, and has the world's only Subantarctic Plant House.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, ACT maintains some 6,200 species, representing around a third of Australia's native plants from all parts of the country.

The Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah in New South Wales is set in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains on the summit of a basalt-capped peak, 1000m above sea level. Its southern beeches from South America provide a spectacular autumnal colour display.

The Darwin Botanic Gardens in the Northern Territory has approximately 450 species of palms and all eight species of Adansonia or the Baobab tree.

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne, Victoria covers 363 hectares and includes heathlands, wetlands, woodlands, Australian flora, art and architecture.

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