Santos has provided major support to the Botanic Gardens of South Australia since 2009.
Comprising three beautiful public gardens, the gardens provide visitors with a range of cultural, recreational, educational and scientific facilities.
In the heart of the Adelaide Botanic Garden is the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, the last of its kind in the world. With support from Santos, the museum has been restored and is once again home to an amazing permanent collection, much of which dates back to the original museum display 130 years ago. The museum showcases plants and their uses, providing as much education and insight today as it would have in the past.
In recent times, Santos has provided support to the Community Kitchen Garden Program, which offers information, advice and support to over 60 community gardening programs across South Australia. Through this program, Santos is helping people to nurture, grow and harvest their own healthy edible produce. In particular, the program provides support to people most at risk of disadvantage, which is helping to deliver social outcomes too.
Santos has also provided key support to the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre, which works with regional communities to help identify and conserve South Australia’s rare, vulnerable or endangered species in a world-class seed bank.
Since 2009, Santos’ support of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia has: