MBC hosted a group of nine travelers from Adelaide Botanic Gardens in South Australia, Including Steven Forbes (Director). This group was passing through Miami on its way to Guyana, to revisit the routes of Richard Schomburgk’s expeditions there from 1841 to 1844. The 2005 expedition is part of ABG’s 150th anniversary commemoration.

While at MBC, the Adelaide group toured the property and collections, and discussed MBC’s collecting methods, plant records strategy, landscape design principles, and collections usage by scientists and other researchers. The MBC staff was very happy to again interact with colleagues from Australia.