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Vanessa Fuchs

Science Communicator + Producer and Host of the Garden's Branch Out podcast.

Vanessa is the lead communicator for Australia’s oldest living scientific institution and is passionate about engaging people with the Garden's research through traditional and digital media stories. She is also the host of the Garden's science and horticulture podcast: Branch Out. 

Branch Out podcast

Discover the surprising world of plants withs science and stories from the Royal Botanic Garden in the fortnightly Branch Out podcast Vanessa hosts and produces.

Subscribe on your Apple or Android podcast app or head to the Garden's webpage to listen to the episodes.

Branch Out regularly features external 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