Australian National Botanic Gardens

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.

What special tricks do plants use to grow and survive in different environments?

This hands-on session will show you how to germinate Australian seeds and examine the different parts of plants under a microscope.

You’ll also learn about the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ role in conserving threatened plant species.


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Suitable for

  • Tick icon Years 3–6


1 hour


$7.50 per student

Maximum number of students


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