The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).
Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.
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.