Australian National Botanic Gardens

Use these resources to teach your students about Australian plants.

Plant Science Learning Hub

Confidently teach plant science to your students by using our ready-made resources.

  • Lesson plans
  • Videos
  • Outdoor and classroom activities
  • Interactive online activities
  • Printable resources.

Developed by the Garden’s scientists and educators, the Plant Science Learning Hub uses Australia’s unique plants and stories to provide a complete learning journey through plant science.

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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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Download PDF poster

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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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

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