Applied Science: Observation, Experimentation, Distribution
Botanic Gardens are primarily scientific institutions. Over time, these scientific activities have evolved. For a British colonial botanic garden, the work of staff included testing the growing capabilities of plants from home (Europe) and the rest of the world and native species from Australia. Finding suitable plants with economic value that could be farmed and exploited was a major goal. The sugar cane story is one example.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: ADD MORE
FOR MORE DETAIL INFORMATION, refer to these downloadable files: