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Australia Royal Botanic Gardens to close to contain coronavirus spread

05:03  26 march  2020
05:03  26 march  2020 Source:   theage.com.au

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Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Benmore Botanic Garden , Logan Botanic Garden and Dawyck Botanic Garden - are temporarily closed to the public. The welfare of our staff, volunteers, students and visitors is at the forefront of our minds and we are taking all necessary precautions

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Subscribe. Support us. For true drama visit Benmore Botanic Garden , renowned for its fine collections of rhododendrons and Wildlife: A walk through Benmore can bring close encounters with red squirrels, sparrowhawks and the occasional Golden Eagle.

Royal Botanic Gardens. © AAP Royal Botanic Gardens. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and Cranbourne will close to the public as part of coronavirus restrictions, but conservation work will continue while the gates are shut.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria chief executive Tim Entwisle said the decision to close the gardens had not been taken lightly.

"We understand the important respite, sanctuary and connection with nature our green urban spaces offer the public at this challenging time," he said.

"However, after careful consideration we have decided to close for the safety of our staff, visitors and the community."

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh captures the imagination of everyone who visits. There are over 70 acres of beautiful landscape to explore, providing a tranquil haven just one mile from the city centre. The spectacular Glasshouses are home to 3,000 exotic plants from around the world.

Kew Gardens . Discover the world of science behind our botanical collections, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across our UNESCO World Heritage site. Families at Kew Gardens . Coronavirus guidance. We are closing the Gardens to protect our staff and visitors.

Botanic Gardens. © AAP Botanic Gardens. Australia is now in stage two of the coronavirus restrictions with distances of 1.5 metres required between people - even outdoors.

It is unclear when the gardens will reopen, with management deciding to close them to the public until further notice.

But botanists will carry on with their bushfire recovery as they work to prevent extinction of native species that were badly damaged in summer's devastating fires.

Mr Entwisle said wherever possible under the current restrictions, the plant rescue team would continue maintaining the collection of seeds and cuttings of threatened Victorian flora.

"I understand our closing will be a disappointment to many, but while our gates are shut we will continue to care for the Gardens' beautiful living landscapes and plant collections, its irreplaceable State Botanical Collection, and the natural bushland at Cranbourne."

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