Join us in our living classroom to discover Australia's rich natural and cultural heritage. Explore the connections between people, plants, and animals through inquiry based exploration and hands-on learning experiences.
Students can engage with one third of Australia's plants species and a wide range of Australian ecosystems on our 40 hectare site:
- Investigate the adaptations of Australian rainforest plants as you walk up the east coast from Tasmanian to Queensland in our Rainforest Gully
- Compare the Red Centre to the alpine region and how they differ to our grasslands
- Discover how people have used Australian plants and shaped Australian landscapes
Refresh and recharge your students with a range of outdoor, interactive programs or relax on our shady lawns for lunch in the centre of the nation's capital. Programs are curriculum based and available for pre-school through to tertiary students. We cater for students with special needs or disabilities and the Gardens is wheel-chair accessible.
Teacher professional development programs are available on request. Alternatively schools can run staff professional development days in the Gardens. Free venue hire is offered to schools who schedule a 20 min – 60 min session for teachers exploring the Gardens' exciting learning opportunities.
Bookings are essential for all Education programs including self guided programs. Large groups are welcome. Please contact the education office to discuss how we can facilitate your group.
Facilitated program pricing 2016
Daytime, 1 hour – $6.25 per student. Min $85.00
Daytime, 1 ½ – 2 hours – $8.75 per student. Min $120.00
Daytime, 2 ½ – 3 hours – $11.75 per student. Min $160.00
Evening, no supper/supper – $8.75/$9.75 per student. Min $170.00/$190.00
Weekend daytime, 1 hour – $9.50 per student. Min $145.00
Weekend evening, no supper/supper – $12.00/$13.00 per student min $190.00/$210.00
Facilitated program pricing 2017
Daytime, 1 hour – $6.50 per student. Min $90.00
Daytime, 1 ½ – 2 hours – $9.00 per student. Min $125.00
Daytime, 2 ½ – 3 hours – $12.00 per student. Min $165.00
Evening, no supper/supper – $9.00/$10.00 per student. Min $175.00/$195.00
Weekend daytime, 1 hour – $10.00 per student. Min $150.00
Weekend evening, no supper/supper – $12.50/$13.50 per student min $195.00/$215.00
Teacher and Student Resources
We have a range of resources available to assist your class gain the most out their visit to the gardens.