Each horticulturist on staff has custodianship over a part of the Gardens. They manage this precious living collection for all its horticultural needs. Senior staff provide advice or guidance as required.
- Propagation (seed germination)
- Propagation (cuttings)
- Soils and Soil preparation
- Growing media
- Pruning and Tree surgery
- Pest control
- Plant disease control
- Weed control
One of the areas of horticultural practise in the Gardens is the plant conservation of threatened species.
Many of the plants that grow in the ground at the Gardens or in permanent pots in the nursery are endangered or thought to be extinct in the wild. Plants propagated from the collection can help in restoration and recovery efforts.
Of note are:
- Hakea pulvinifera
- Bossiaea bracteosa
- Rulingia grandiflora
- Muehlenbeckia tuggeranong
- Lepidium ginninderrense (Ginniderra Peppercress)
- Zieria baeuerlenii (Bomaderry Zieria)
- Zieria obcordata
- Lomatia tasmanica
- Growing Native Plants – a selection of horticultural plant profiles.
- Basic tips on propagating Australian plants an educational 'booklet' for students.
- Wattles (genus Acacia) in the ANBG and your garden, with photos.
- Tea-trees (genus Leptospermum) for Australian gardens, with photos.
- Kangaroo Paws (genus Anigozanthos) for your garden.
- Banksias - (genus Banksia) for your garden.
- Waratahs - (genus Telopea) for your garden. The cultivar Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'.
- Bottlebrushes - (genus Callistemon) for your garden.
- Helichrysum 'Helping Hand' – a cultivar for the International Year of Volunteers.
- Growing Australian native ferns in cool climates. Other fern info.
- Native Climbing Plants for Australian gardens.
- Grafting Australian Native Plants – a review of available data.
- Plant Hardiness Zones for Australia – a review of the data and comparison with the US system.
- Eucalypts for northern hemisphere cold climates – suggestions from the literature.
- Growing Australian plants in Texas USA – one gardener's experience.
- Native Grass Restoration in the Australian Capital Territory Water Catchment.
- Collecting, growing, and researching sub-Antarctic plants - Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Project Report.
- Native plants for Bonsai.
- Information on Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis) from the Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney.
- List of cultivars of Australian native plants, registered by the Australian Cultivar Registration Authority, ACRA.
- Search for cultivars by name in the Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)