Executive Summary

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) is established for the increase of knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of Australia’s plant heritage by establishing, as an integrated resource, a collection of living and herbarium specimens of Australian and related plants for study, interpretation, conservation and display.

The mission of the Gardens is ‘to grow, study and promote Australian plants’.

This Management Plan for the ANBG sets out the future management of the Gardens for the next seven years.

Part One (Chapters 1 and 2) describes the Gardens itself, as well as the legislative context and other relevant background information. Part Two (Chapters 3 to 10) details the management actions that will be taken during the term of this Management Plan to support the Gardens’ purpose and mission.

In addition to continuing ongoing and routine activities, the key outcomes the Gardens aims to achieve during the term of this Plan are described below.

Growing Australian plants (Chapters 3, 7 and 8)

To improve the living collection by:

Studying Australian plants (Chapters 4 and 6)

Continue to participate in the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, with particular emphasis on:

Promoting Australian plants (Chapters 5 and 6)

Host major exhibits and educational activities and implement interpretive strategies to meet the identified needs of visitors to the Gardens. Major targets will include:

Support a series of community outreach activities, particularly to:

Administration and Management (Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9)


Updated 15 December, 2004 , webmaster, ANBG (anbg-info@anbg.gov.au)