We've already started to think about what kind of book we need to celebrate the bicentenary of Sydney botanic gardens in 2016. There may be more than one, but we have in mind a publication with lots of pictures, quirky stories and anecdotes. At this stage we favour essay style articles on all aspects of the organisation, from crime to controversy.
Already some of our honorary associates and volunteers are gathering oral histories - I even had a chat the other day. Some of the gems from these recordings will be used in the book. And we've set up a series of folders (electronic of course) to hold notes and documents for the 20 chapters we've identified.
If you know something about the botanic gardens you think we may have forgotten, or perhaps never known in the first place, send me a message.