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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.

Schools Photographic Competition

ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens 18th Annual Schools Photographic Competition
Open to ACT and Region high school and college students. Cash prizes provided to first, second and third place winners.
Closing date: Friday 19 September 2014

Coming Up

Winter Walks with Famous Australians: Banksia to Wollemi - Take a walk with a guide and meet the plants that have shaped the Australian psyche | Each Saturday during June, July, and August | 11.00am