Saturday 13 February – Sunday 25 April

Location: Gallery 1
Free Entry

The Mallee on the Map

Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Mildura Arts Centre
 
When Eileen Ramsay began collecting plants in the late 1940s, the self-described ‘lover of the wild’ and passionate plant collector expressed a most earnest desire to help put the Mallee area on the map. Over a decade, the Red Cliffs resident assembled a collection of more than a thousand plants, adding ten species to the list of plants formally recorded in Victoria. Originally conserved at Mildura Arts Centre, Eileen’s plant collection is now housed in the National Herbarium of Victoria at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, where it contributes to critical science and conservation research. The Mallee on the Map provides a special glimpse into this important collection and celebrates Eileen's life and botanical legacy.




Image: Ptilotus exaltatus, collected by Eileen Ramsay near Nowingi in 1950. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.


Mildura Rural City Council and Mildura Arts Centre





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