Working with the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau, the Gardens has provided assistance to botanic gardens in the AsiaPacific region. Training has been provided for horticulturists from Malaysia and Western Samoa and assistance has been organised to enable representatives of botanic gardens in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Western Samoa to attend a conference on plant conservation and obtain work experience in Australia. Assistance has also been provided to plant conservation conferences organised by the Bogor Botanic Gardens in Indonesia and the Wellington Botanic Gardens in New Zealand.
In the educational area the Gardens is active in providing advice to the Australian Education Council's National Collaborative Curriculum Project and, through the Banksia Centre, in providing advice on therapeutic horticulture programs to organisations across the country. As a major visitor destination in Canberra, the Gardens works cooperatively on promotional activities with other attractions through its membership of the National Capital Attractions Association.
Gardens staff are encouraged and given time to participate as individuals in societies and associations that are relevant to their work. This includes scientific bodies such as the Australian Systematic Botany Society and the International Plant Propagators Society and educational organisations such as the Environment Education Association of Australia.
The Gardens will endeavour to take a more active part in the provision of training and assistance to developing botanic gardens in the AsiaPacific region, working cooperatively with the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Staff will be encouraged to participate in national and international societies and associations relevant to their work and, where appropriate, support will be provided to facilitate their involvement.