Jeannie Sim

About Jeannie Sim

Dr. Jeannie Sim is a garden historian and senior lecturer in landscape architecture at QUT, Brisbane. She has prepared several conservation plans for local historic landscapes including the Old Brisbane Botanic Gardens and the Grounds to Queensland Government House, Paddington. Her memberships include National Trust of Queensland (1974), Australian Garden History Society (1985) and FBBGSA (2015). While only an amateur gardener, she is devoted to her small experimental patch of sub/Tropicalia, where sustainable horticultural practices meet obsessive-compulsive plant collecting!

Friends of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sherwood Arboretum is Alive!

At last we have a community group that can demonstrate the true depth of feeling about our three local botanical treasures, namely Brisbane Botanic Gardens (City established in 1855), Sherwood Arboretum (opened 1925) and Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt. Coot-tha (opened 1976). The official public launch is planned for 14 October 2015 up the mountain at Mt. Coot-tha, near the beloved Japanese Garden. Continue reading