Our Mission


  • Expand the knowledge of Australian floral diversity particularly in the Central Coast, South Coast and Tableland Regions of New South Wales
  • Provide a regional collection of botanical information
  • Facilitate scientific research and teaching in botany
  • Provide expertise in plant identification and the management of native vegetation
  • Provide an historic record of the botanical work undertaken by Janet Cosh


Towards Achieving The Mission:

  • Management of the flora collection
  • Management and preservation of the historical and auxiliary collections
  • Management of high quality digital records of  the collections
  • Expansion of the specimen collection
  • Provision of resources and qualified staff to support researchers and students
  • Provision of services for organisations and consultants who require plant identification, botanical surveys and analysis
  • Provision of training in identification skills
  • Promotion of the Janet Cosh Herbarium 
  • Collaboration with interested parties to develop strategic partnerships


Last reviewed: 10 March, 2015

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Flowering Wonderfully

Flowering Wonderfully – The Botanical Legacy of Janet Cosh
For sale at the Janet Cosh Herbarium $29.95


Janet Cosh’s botanical illustrations and resources have been displayed at UOW and several events in the community.