Australian National Herbarium (Program HC)
Communications and Outreach (Program HD)
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Botanical Resource Centre (BRC)
The Botanical Resource Centre is jointly managed by the ANBG, the Friends of the ANBG and the Herbarium and is open daily. It is located next to the Friends' Lounge on the Main Path in the ANBG. It houses the Public Reference Herbarium specimens which represent the native and naturalised plants of the ACT, the Southern Tablelands, Australian Alps and the South Coast. This self-help collection is available for use by students, plant surveyors and people who just want to know more about plants. The plants are mounted in plastic sleeves in loose-leafed books to make them more robust for public use.
This facility also has microscopes, access to an extensive library of botanical books and two computers with interactive identification tools to some major plant groups:
Trained 'Facilitators' are available to introduce the public to the facilities of the BRC, users should avail themselves of the experience of the facilitators before using the BRC for the first time.
Appointment for use: ANBG Visitor Centre (02) 6250 9540