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.

Follow the Aboriginal Plant Use Trail to learn about the importance of country and culture to Indigenous Australians.

This eye-opening activity explores how Indigenous people use resources from the bush around them to survive.

You’ll also examine the importance of looking after the land, plants, animals and traditional practice to maintain a living culture and country for future generations.

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Suitable for

  • Tick icon Years 3–6


1 hour


$7.50 per student

Maximum number of students


Curriculum links

Year 3

  • ACSHE051: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
  • ACHASSK062: The importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples who belong to a local area.

Year 4

  • ACHASSK083: The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies)
  • ACHASSK088: The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people
  • ACHASSK089: The custodial responsibility Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have for Country/Place, and how this influences views about sustainability
  • ACHASSK090: The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably.

Year 5

  • ACHASSK112: The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places.

Year 6

  • ACHASSK140: The world’s cultural diversity, including that of its indigenous peoples.