52 episodes

From catching killers to making medicine - discover the surprising world of plants with your host, Vanessa Fuchs, as you hear from passionate experts from around the world protecting flora and our future.

Branch Out Botanic Gardens of Sydney

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 204 Ratings

From catching killers to making medicine - discover the surprising world of plants with your host, Vanessa Fuchs, as you hear from passionate experts from around the world protecting flora and our future.

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    • 30 sec
    Curating plant-love at The Calyx

    Curating plant-love at The Calyx

    Go behind the scenes with Senior Horticulturist Terra-Nova Sadowski at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to discover what it takes to curate and care for the incredible display of over 20,000 plants inside The Calyx. The latest immersive horticulture display is called Love Your Nature. It celebrates and showcases the colourful, diverse, and fascinating world of plant reproduction and diversity. You'll learn about prehistoric plants that use clones, spores, and seeds to reproduce, and flowering plants that employ colours, shapes, and scents to attract animals. The Calyx is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
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    • 11 min
    Fast Flora Facts: Machete-wielding plant

    Fast Flora Facts: Machete-wielding plant

    Discover how the creator of the machete-wielding philodendron turned this harmless houseplant into armed greenery in this 'fast flora facts' edition of Branch Out.
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    • 5 min
    Tree detective at the pub

    Tree detective at the pub

    Branch Out host Vanessa Fuchs went to the Pint of Science event at the Keg & Brew in Surry Hills, Sydney to hear an awesome presentation from Dr Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez - a researcher from Western Sydney University known as the “tree detective.”
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    • 12 min
    Fast Flora Facts: is loving nature in your dna?

    Fast Flora Facts: is loving nature in your dna?

    An experiment in the 90's by two Russian artists revealed that people from various countries around the world all like the same kind of painting. Discover why and what the results of a new study using twins says about our love for nature.
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    • 6 min
    Predicting seed germination under climate change

    Predicting seed germination under climate change

    To help protect plant species from the impacts of climate change, scientists from the Australian Institute of Botanical Science and UNSW created a cutting-edge data framework for predicting seed germination using a thermogradient plate.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

tinkerjbell ,

Snotty Gobbles

Loving your interviews, just listened to the one on Persoonias while tending to 20 000 persoonia seedlings in our native plant nursery!! Thank goodness we don’t have to follow emus around to collect them

van_esther ,

Good topics but audio needs work

The background music and sound effects are often too loud, distracting or mis matched

DioneDavid ,

For plant people

If you don’t listen to Branching Out while doing your gardening, are you even a plant person?

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