Sharon Willoughby is a PhD Scholar at the Fenner School of Environment & Society at the Australian National University. Sharon’s research in Environmental History investigates gardens as a cultural and environmental force changing and being changed by the Australian Landscape.

Sharon has worked as the Manager of Public Programs at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne since 2000 where most of her work has focused on the Interpretation, Arts and Education Development for the Australian Garden. Sharon has a keen interest in Botanic Gardens and their role in telling our community stories about plants, people and global change.

Projects: ‘Gardening Beyond our Boundary’ and ‘The Culture of Weeds