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The Gardens

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.

Offshoots I - V

A series of botanical illustrations by Cairns artist,Julie McEnerny, with a special focus on plants of ecological or cultural significance.

Friday 25 April to Monday 16 June, 2014 | 9:00 - 4:30 daily | Visitor Centre Gallery

Coming Up

Stargazers AfterDARK Tours
Saturdays 5 April and Sat 3 May | 7pm (gates open 6.30pm and close promptly at 7pm)

AfterDARK Firefly Tours
Saturdays 7 June, 5 July & 2 August | 7pm