3.5.3 Student training


The collections of the Gardens and the large body of professional and technical expertise held by the staff provide a potential training environment for tertiary students of botany. The Gardens has embarked on a scheme for senior botany students at the local universities: the scheme is designed to provide some formal instruction and an intensive period of work experience in a herbarium and research environment. The scheme operates during the summer vacation and has the support of the universities, one of which grants course credits for participation.

Management prescriptions


The objective is to provide training and work experience opportunities for senior botany students.


Participation in the training scheme will be open to second- and third-year university botany students. Staff of the Gardens will provide formal instruction on the activities and tasks of the Herbarium and research unit and will supervise the students as they perform technical tasks in these areas. Students will receive formal certification of their participation in the scheme.