The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney has revealed its latest horticulture display – and it’s got teeth.
Growing and evolving over the next year, Plants with Bite showcases a plethora of carnivorous plants that lure, trip, kill and feast on insects.
Curated by the Garden’s Director of Horticulture, Jimmy Turner, Plants with Bite is the largest vertical floral wall in the southern hemisphere.
“Plants with Bite celebrates the weird and wonderful aspects of flora. Visitors can expect to get up close and learn about these unique plants and see the different types of traps carnivorous plants use to kill prey,” said Mr Turner.
“Combining botany with hands-on activities, an augmented reality app, a Snapchat filter, a range of workshops and of course the display itself - made up of 25,000 plants, visitors of all ages and interests will fall in love with the Plants with Bite experience.”
Carnivorous plant experts such as Greg Bourke conserve and catalogue carnivorous plants to ensure that as many as possible are safe for future generations to enjoy.
“Just like many other groups of plants, carnivorous plants face many threats in the wild,” said Mr Bourke.
“Through displays such as Plants with Bite, we want to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists and horticulturists but also shed light on the active conservation and scientific work happening now around the globe to protect these plants.”
To find out more about Plants with Bite and the full list of activity taking place in The Calyx at the Royal Botanic Garden visit Plants with Bite.
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