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Vanessa Fuchs

Science Communicator + Podcast Producer & Presenter

Vanessa is the lead communicator for Australia’s oldest scientific institution and she engages a global audience with the Garden's research through traditional and digital media stories. She is also the presenter and producer of the Garden's award-winning and popular plant science podcast: Branch Out. 

Branch Out podcast

Discover the surprising world of plants with science and stories from the Royal Botanic Garden in the award-winning Branch Out podcast with Science Communicator Vanessa Fuchs. 

Subscribe on your Apple or Android podcast app or head to the Garden's webpage or Spotify to venture into the Australian bush, labs and the minds of passionate people protecting the future of plants.  

Branch Out regularly features guest experts so if you have an idea for the podcast and you would like to collaborate, please email

Blog posts

Read a selection of science blog posts Vanessa has written in the 'articles' section further below. 

Science media enquiries

If you would like to interview one of the Garden's scientists or request expert information, please email