Support us

For four decades, the Australian National Botanic Gardens has fostered cutting-edge scientific research, understanding of Australian plant ecology, and a love of our native flora.

In this time, public support has greatly assisted our work. Generous donations and bequests have enabled us to create iconic areas, install popular public art, present popular events and nurture the extensive living collection.

If you would like to discuss how you can help us inspire, inform and connect people to the Australian flora, please contact us on 02 6250 9500.

  • Support an inspiring place

    Magnificent gardens, tranquil spaces, rare plants and informative tours make the Gardens a much-loved national attraction.

    • Each year, we welcome close to half a million people from across the nation and around the world. More than 12,000 students from every state and territory come to take part in Environmental Education Programs.
      Throughout the year the Gardens is alive with exhibitions, lectures, cultural events and children's activities - many presented by the Friends of the Gardens.
      Each summer the expansive lawns fill with crowds who enjoy the national capital's most popular outdoor concert series.
      With your support we plan to do more. Donations to the Garden Development Fund and corporate partnerships will help us to enhance our education programs, develop new public programs and hold events that help us to inspire, inform and connect people to the Australian flora.

      If you would like to support the gardens, click on the following link to make a donation.

      For more information on Corporate sponsorships, download Growing Australia's National Garden brochure.

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  • Support the living collection

    The Australian National Botanic Gardens is a national institution with a scientific collection like no other.

    • In the last four decades, thousands of native plants have been collected from across the country - from coastal regions, alpine meadows, tropical rainforests and harsh deserts.
      Now some 6,000 plant types are showcased in themed landscapes that span 40 hectares of waterwise, sustainably managed gardens, so visitors can see first-hand close to a third of Australia's flowering plant families.
      There's room to grow, and with a master plan to guide development, the living collection will be expanded to include plant groups not represented in the current collection.

      If you would like to support the gardens, click on the following link to make a donation.

      For more information on Corporate sponsorships, download Growing Australia's National Garden brochure.

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  • Support world class research

    The Gardens has a strong international reputation for scientific and horticultural research.

    • We often work collaboratively with leading institutions. Our partnership with CSIRO (Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research) fosters vital work that enhances knowledge, conservation and sustainable use of Australian flora.
      The Centre includes the Australian National Herbarium, which maintains a collection of more than 1.2 million plants specimens.
      The Gardens is at the forefront of sharing knowledge about our native flora - with scientists and the public. We play a leading role in Australia's Virtual Herbarium, the Australian Plant Name Index and the development of botanical information systems.
      As the challenges of decreasing biodiversity and climate change become more evident, our conservation work is increasing - from propagation and cultivation trials, to seed bank expansion, preserving species for future generations.
      This is only the start - collaborating with government agencies, community groups and industry, in the coming years we'll strengthen our role in biodiversity research and species recovery programs.
      By contributing to the Gardens' Conservation and Research Fund, you can help us to expand this important work. Your support will help us to investigate rare and threatened species of south-eastern Australia and to continue our groundbreaking study of alpine daisies, providing insights into the effects of climate change on our native flora.

      If you would like to support the gardens, click on the following link to make a donation.

      For more information on Corporate sponsorships, download Growing Australia's National Garden brochure.

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  • Give a gift in memory

    A gift in memory of the life of someone special is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to a loved one while providing support to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Memorial seats may also be set up in recognition of a special event or occasion such as a wedding or birth.

    • The Gardens Memorial Seat fund allows you to sponsor a seat that features a commemorative plaque. The Gardens will endeavour to place a new seat at a location of your choice, depending on installation, maintenance and planning considerations.
      Plaques are guaranteed to remain on the seat for a minimum of 10 years.
      If you would like to organise a memorial seat or want to learn more about what your gift can achieve please contact the Gardens on anbg-info@anbg.gov.au or call 02 6250 9450.

      For more information, download our Memorial Seat document.

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  • Bequests

    A bequest is a highly personal way to support our work, and we welcome conversations and your ideas about how to make an enduring difference to the Gardens themselves, our programs and research.

    • As an individual, group or organisation everyone can provide a lasting contribution to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. You may choose to leave a general bequest to the Gardens' Trust to be used where it is most needed at the time.

      In a bequest you can ensure that your support for the Australian National Botanic Gardens will be guaranteed.
      If you would like to make a bequest or want to learn more about what your gift can achieve please contact the gardens on anbg-info@anbg.gov.au or call 02 6250 9450.

      For more information, download our Bequests brochure.

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  • Volunteer

    Volunteers have assisted the Australian National Botanic Gardens on an informal basis since the Gardens was first established in 1949.

    • Volunteering at the Gardens is a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends - in beautiful surroundings. Volunteer opportunities exist in many sections including the library, seed bank, herbarium, public programs and education sections. There are no qualifications required for these roles except an interest in people - and botanic gardens and their work. Training is provided and a supervisor is on hand to guide volunteers through their tasks.

      Many volunteering roles are arranged by the Friends of the Gardens. Successful completion of a guide training course is required to become a Volunteer Guide - the training course runs about once per year and is lots of fun.
      For more information about the types of volunteer work available please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the Australian National Herbarium 02 6246 5127.

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