Bio·R are pleased to be partnering with the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre (SASCC) and Nature Conservation Society of South Australia (NCSSA) to deliver this multi-purpose garden designed to safeguard the many rare species of plants that grow only on the Island and to showcase the diversity of habitats the Island has to offer.
The KIRPG was officially opened by Deputy Premier of South Australia and the Minister for Environment, the Hon. Susan Close MP, who spoke positively about the project:
“This new garden is an innovative way to protect Kangaroo Island’s unique threatened flora.
This will enable the partners and volunteers to germinate and propagate plants from the seed bank collection.
This will act as an insurance policy against future extinctions that could occur through climate change impacts such as fire, drought and flood.”
Established in 2022, the Garden has a conservation, research and educational focus as well as being a beautiful, inspiring and welcoming place.
Learn more about the Kangaroo Island Rare Plant Garden.
- ABC – Kangaroo Island Seed Garden Saving Endangered Flora
- Botanic Gardens – Plants on brink of extinction gain protection in Kangaroo Island’s first Seed Production Garden
- The Lead SA – Kangaroo Island’s native seed garden safeguards against extinction
- Premier of South Australia – New seed garden to safeguard Kangaroo Island flora from extinction
- The Islander – Kangaroo Island Threatened Plant Seed Production Garden officially opened
- InDaily – Kangaroo Island’s native seed garden safeguards against extinction