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.
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.
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.
Top Draw – drawing Aussie flora
Learn how to draw plants in the botanic gardens, school playground or a local nature reserve.
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.
Visit anbg.gov.au for more resources on Australia’s native plants.