Seed Hunters

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In the interests of public safety Mount Lofty Botanic Garden will be closed on Wednesday 13 December due to the Extreme fire danger rating.
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Follow the SA Seed Conservation Centre seed hunters as they travel the state helping protect our threatened plants from extinction.

Seed Hunters spring update
15 October 2017

The Seed Centre team have been clocking up some k's recently in the hunt for rare SA flora.

Seed hunting in the APY Lands
31 August 2017

Our expert volunteers headed north recently, collecting over 100 plant specimens and recording over 1,500 images!

'Tis the season
31 July 2017

With seed season on the way, our Seed Hunters are planning which rare finds on the wish-list they're going to target.

Seed Hunters - they're big in Japan!
23 February 2017

The work of the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre turns up all over the world.

Flinders finds
08 February 2017

On the hunt for rare and endemic species for a special Botanic Gardens project.

Green Globe winners
15 December 2016

The South Australian Seed Conservation Centre team takes out a coveted Green Globe award!

Threatened orchids work
31 August 2016

The Seed Hunters find some orchid-saving allies in Kildare College students.

Perusing the peas of SA
24 May 2016

We all recognise the iconic Sturt's Desert Pea, but it's worth getting to know our state's other dazzling Swainsonas.

A breakthrough on the Finniss River
27 April 2016

In search of the rare grass daisy (Brachyscome graminea) with Ben Simon in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Rare finds in Kangaroo Island
16 March 2016

The Seed Hunters head to the rugged Kangaroo Island with plenty of target species in mind.

Travels through Witjira
11 February 2016

The Seed Hunters travel to the beautiful Witjira National Park on the Simpson Desert's edge, making some rare finds.