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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.

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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.

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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.

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Top Draw – drawing Aussie flora

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

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Indigenous plant use

How do Aboriginal people use bush plants? Do some research in your classroom or take a stroll in the Gardens to discover some traditional uses of Australia’s native flora.

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

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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.

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Other resources

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