Lilith is a horticulturist at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens where her responsibilities include tending the plantings associated with the First Creek Wetland and the International Rose Garden. Beyond her work as the Botanic Garden she is a passionate advocate for native revegetation, particularly of road verges, and she is volunteer grower for Trees For Life.
Thomas began working with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium as a trainee in 2018. His proficiency, application of best horticultural practice, and passion to further develop his horticultural knowledge have since secured him a permanent position as one of the Garden’s horticulturists. Thomas has an appreciation for natural landscapes and a passion for horticulture which was heavily influenced by being surrounded by nature in his formative years. Thomas interests include the native flora of his own backyard and exotic species from far and wide.
The spectacular diversity of the Adelaide Botanic Garden’s Australian forest species is represented by trees dating back to the original plantings of the Garden over 150 years ago. This session will showcase some the Garden’s living collection of trees and how they are managed, including discussion of aspects of habitat pruning by experienced arborists to retain and create opportunities for our resident fauna, preventing tree injury when labelling, and balancing species selections to match light levels and utilise the benefits that canopy provides in creating microclimates.