Western Australia Seed Technology Centre (WASTC) - Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Western Australia Seed Technology Centre (WASTC) - Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Fraser Avenue
West Perth
Western Australia 6005 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0)8 9480 3600
Fax: 61 (0)8 9322 5064
URL: http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/horticulture/wa-seed-tech-centre
Primary Email: enquiries@bgpa.wa.gov.au

Staff Details

  • Director's Name:

    CEO: Mark Webb

    Directors: Dr Kingsley Dixon; Lesley Hammersley; Marcelle Broderick
    Curator's Name: Dr. David Merritt, Research Scientist
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Gene/Seed Bank
  • Date founded: 1975
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: -31.964312
    Longitude: 115.831467
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 3500
  • Special Collections:A key function of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is to conserve, manage, display and undertake research into collections of Western Australian flora, and to promote the understanding of biodiversity. The WA Seed Technology Centre (WASTC) plays an integral role in enabling the Authority to deliver outcomes associated with the above functions through collecting and storing seed and plant material of Western Australian flora as a resource for the conservation, horticultural and research activities of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

    The WASTC is located in the Biodiversity Conservation Centre in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. A major role of the WASTC is to collect seed and plant material from priority species that are from threatened habitats, are rare or under risk of extinction. Plant material is propagated through cuttings, grafting or tissue culture and maintained at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and seeds are stored under scientifically validated conditions. Plant material can then be further propagated, and seeds germinated, for research, propagation or rehabilitation work by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and the Department of Environment and Conservation.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes