In recent years the Gardens has promoted the concept of a nationally integrated network of plant conservation activities. Largely as a result of this, the Australian Network for Plant Conservation was established in 1991, involving botanic gardens, conservation organisations and private sector companies working with endangered and threatened Australian plants. The national office of the Network is located at the Gardens in Canberra.
Consistent with its aims and those of other Australian Nature Conservation Agency programs, the Gardens will continue to promote and support the Australian Network for Plant Conservation as the organisation to coordinate and integrate the plant conservation activities of both the public and private sectors. Facilities will be provided to enable the Network's national office to operate from the Gardens in Canberra and staff will be encouraged to participate in Network activities. The Gardens will also continue its involvement in the work of the Endangered Flora Network of the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council.
Internationally, the Gardens and its staff will continue to support and play an active role in global and regional organisations involved in plant conservation, particularly the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and its various commissions and specialist groups, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, and the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.