Inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora
The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.
The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.
Enlighten Rainforest to Desert Tours
Explore two of Australia’s iconic landscapes – the lush green rainforest and the fiery red desert, with an enchanting evening at the Gardens | 28 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar & 9 Mar
Bush Magic Storytime
Enjoy stories about dinosaurs and plants from dinosaur times.
Fri 7 March | 10 am | $5 per child | Suitable for pre-schoolers
10th National Exhibition Australian Plants as Bonsai
Over 30 Australian plants as bonsai on display | Saturday 15 March and Sunday 16 March 2014 | 9:30am – 4:30pm | Demonstrations at 2pm