Australian National Botanic Gardens

TEMPORARY CLOSURE - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS
from 5 pm, Thursday 12 August.

In accordance with the ACT Government’s COVID-19 lockdown requirements, the Gardens is closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and to follow COVID-19 related health recommendations, and updates will be posted on our website and social media channels.

Please visit the ACT health website for further information at https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/. We look forward to welcoming you at the Gardens soon.

Use these resources to teach your students about Australian plants.

Common Australian plant families

What family does a banksia belong to? How about a eucalypt? Discover the key features of six common Australian plant families.

Download PDF teachers resource

Propagating Australian plants

Perfect for budding botanists and gardeners, this guide will get students started growing native plants.

There are tips on collecting and germinating seeds as well as growing from cuttings.

Download PDF teachers resource

Floral emblems of Australia

Explore the floral emblems of Australia’s states and territories. You can also take up the challenge of choosing a floral emblem for your school, town or district.

Download PDF teachers resource

Download PDF poster

Top Draw – drawing Aussie flora

Learn how to draw plants in the botanic gardens, school playground or a local nature reserve.

Download activity PDF

Download further activities PDF

Adaptation of Australian plants

How have Australian plants adapted to different climates? Research the answers at school or visit the Gardens to compare plants in the Rainforest Gully with those in our mallee shrublands.

This unit is also available as a ranger-guided program.

Download Rainforest Gully PDF

Download mallee shrublands PDF

Other resources

Visit anbg.gov.au for more resources on Australia’s native plants.