Having witnessed the spectacle of the National Botanic Gardens withering while the golf course pumped water out of the lake to keep itself lush I concluded that the gardens’ management lacked clout.
The ABC now explains why.
- The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra say the gardens are in trouble and the management structure needs to be overhauled.
The group want the gardens to be managed by an independent statutory authority with an expert advisory panel instead of by the federal agency Parks Australia.
It’s hard not to agree that the gardens should be on the same footing as other national institutions.