Part of the media and content team across the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands, Carla covers stories for Community Greening, horticulture, entertainment, trends and things that catch her attention like native wildlife and flowers in bloom. A selection of her stories can be read below.
If you are interested in collaborating or have a story idea please get in touch.
Her favourite Branch Out podcast is Bizarre BEE-havior and snotty gobbles.
With more than 10 million annual visitors and part of the wider family of must-see Sydney attractions, the Garden’s restaurants are at the epicentre of New South Wales’ experiences that locals and tourists’ treasure.
A full day of celebrating the mindful movement
The ultimate guide to ringing in the new year at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
It's not rotting flesh, it's an orchid!
Women and golf have a long history together dating back to the 1500s.
The meditation labyrinth at Centennial Park can help you get moving and zen out this winter.
A brief history of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will once again be luminated by light installations for Vivid Sydney.
The birds of Centennial Parklands have a peaceful spot all to their own.
Her big day is fast approaching, why not try our top ideas?
Don’t miss this chance to spend a very special Mother’s Day with your mother, daughter, wife, or any wonderful woman in your life.
Shitbox Rally is not a race, rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable... To drive cars worth just $1,000 across Australia all in the name of charity.
What is Busby's Bore? Find out about this unique piece of Sydney's engineering history.
Most activities in our day to day lives generate waste and tossers are all around us.
If you love them, don't feed them!
We get a lot of questions about how we look after the variety of sports fields in the Parklands and here is how.
A blend of modern, traditional and scientific art from around the world will be on display for Garden Art Month.
The cool-climate of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is a perfect place to explore a wide variety of Dahlias.
Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers because of their unbelievable variety.
Urban foraging is gaining popularity in Sydney and we are hosting a workshop so you can learn about how to cook with weeds
Explore the jogging loops and tracks across the Parklands with this playlist
Celebrating International Women's Day at the Botanic Gardens.
Sink your teeth into the new artistic exhibition at The Calyx.
Enjoy the outdoors and keep fit with these ideas for the whole family during Parks Week.
Come celebrate Parks Week at Centennial Park with these four fun acitivites for the whole family.
Come join us in Centennial Parklands for Clean Up Australia Day on 3 March
The poochie playlist you didn't know you needed is here.
The Eastern Barn Owl is a favourite amongst the twitchers at Centennial Parklands, learn more about them here.
Sydney’s favourite harbourside foodie festival, the Tomato Festival Sydney is this weekend!
Married at First Sight season six is back on air and the first wedding was in Centennial Park.
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Domain are two top spots to watch the sunset in Sydney.
Look no further, these the top gifts for the person in your life embarking on a new journey!
The historic Bells Line of Road is one of the best road trips from Sydney to the Blue Mountains
Rare South American flowers ‘once-in-seven-year bloom’ on display at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Give the gift of the Gardens this Christmas. Wrap up an experience, luxury candle or a limited-edition gin for your loved ones.
The team at CSRIO and Hitachi used our urban hives at the Garden to collect data.
Wrap up an experience for the whole family, a sweet treat for someone special or unique handmade gifts for the person who has everything – all from Centennial Parklands.
A scent inspired by the botanicals found within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The new art exhibition at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan by Julie Hickson centres around patterns, lines and structures within native plant forms
Golf has come a long way since its possible ancient Roman inception
Centennial Park turtles are on the move
This milestone recognises the wonderful contribution current and former staff and volunteers have all made to the growth and development of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
The birthplace of modern Australia, Centennial Park, has received the honour of an Australian National Heritage Listing.
Centennial Park is a place that is so well known to many but it's also a place that continues to hold a few secrets.
Centennial Parklands is the fun destination this spring
Dr Dale Dixon is retiring after nine years at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Beneath the surface of these placid waterways are some interesting facts you may not be aware of!
Taronga Zoo may be one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, but it wasn’t the first public zoo in Sydney.
Over the years, Centennial Parklands has been home to some of the most spectacular events in Sydney’s history.
Pollination at The Calyx has now finished and the horticulturalists at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are installing the next display!
Two creatures have been watching over Centennial Park since the 1890s. Maybe you’ve met them.
A vibrant hub of activity, the Centennial Parklands Sports Centre takes home an award at the National Sports Convention.
Visitors to Centennial Parklands are easily impressed by its surface beauty, filled with green vistas and water features teeming with native and exotic wildlife. Scratch beneath the surface though, and you will find a whole new layer of historical significance to explore.
Get your hands dirty in our succulent winter workshop and take home your own living piece of art.
Ever wondered how people get their succulents looking so good? We have too. It turns out, there’s a knack to styling and growing succulents.
We are looking back on two eventful years of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings.
Learn how your household can help beat plastic pollution
The Garden transforms into a hive of activity after dark until 16 June
Join us in celebration of the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make on10 July.
The Bidwill Community Garden has grown together for ten years with the help of Youth Community Greening
As part of the International Museum Day, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney has opened a new exhibition Botanical Museum: old and new science
The local festival is one of the most popular in the area and this year is no exception.
The Entertainment Quarter is the perfect place for a family fun day out. Here are our top 7 ideas.
Community Greening and Western Sydney University presented new findings from a year long study of community-led gardens.
In 1917 a striking sandstone obelisk dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was erected at the start of the road after it was renamed Anzac Parade.
Entries for the highly sought after Margaret Flockton Award will be on display until September
Most Sydneysiders have fond memories of weekends spent in Centennial Park and many of them still visit this space today to relax, stay active or be entertained.
A celebration of eucalypts around the world
Travis Cotton was declared winner at the Lysicrates Monument in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney over the weekend.
Celebrating International Women's Day at the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands
Record visitation to ‘The People’s Park’ shows that generations of Australians are choosing to spend time in Centennial Parklands to play, relax or be entertained.
Want to blossom but don’t know how?
The win celebrates the Garden’s exceptional growth and outstanding achievement over the past 12 months.
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney officially opened the first thematic garden in 20 years
Meet four talented scientists contributing to conservation efforts in Australia
Three leading scientists present ground-breaking research on fungi and the role it plays in our environment.
Did you know that on 7 February every year a small celebration is held in Centennial Park to celebrate Charles Dickens?
We love to see a pop of colour in the Garden
The holidays are a popular time to add a furry friend to the family but what happens when they won’t stop eating your shoes?
4 quirky, cool and romantic ideas that will impress your date
They certainly make a solid ‘thunk’ when they land.
Over 330 names were suggested by the community
This unique bird has been causing a stir around the Garden with visitors and staff taking photos and asking what species it is.
Playgrounds allow kids to have fun, relax and explore their mental and physical abilities in a safe place.
On 1 January 1901, over 60,000 people stood in Centennial Park to witness the birth of the modern nation of Australia.
Did you know that Centennial Parklands is one of the most film-friendly public spaces in Australia?
Trees, because of their height, are natural lightning rods
Three great ways to spend summer outdoors
Summer is finally here and keeping the kids entertained for six whole weeks during school holidays can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, there are tons activities for all interests and age groups around Sydney. Here are a few of our favourite fun and educational ways kids can spend summer. #1 Summer science programs in Centennial […]
Victoria Lodge has exceptional cultural significance as it is the only surviving lodge constructed to define the extremities and boundaries on each side of Farm Cove.
Want to know the best vantage points to see the fireworks in Sydney? Here are our top picks for 2018.
In this story we celebrate the great achievements and work completed by the Volunteers that bring passion to the Gardens
The ‘wild outer’ part of Centennial Park, outside the loop of Grand Drive, provides important habitat for native plants and animals, especially bird life.