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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Experience the cool, moist air of the Rainforest Gully to the wide expanse of the Red Centre garden.

Discover the rich stories of Australia’s unique plants and landscapes through the largest collection of Australian plants in the world. From sub-tropical rainforests, to the central desert, students can engage with a wide diversity of Australia’s ecosystems in the Gardens.

Challenge your student’s thinking on the vital role plants play in the world’s biodiversity and human wellbeing.  Explore the ways that Indigenous people have used Australian plants and shaped Australian landscapes. Dig deeper into plant science with programmes on plant lifecycles, evolution, and classification.

Alive with learning and just minutes from the city centre, the Gardens is the perfect place for students to engage their senses and learn or stretch their legs and recharge.

Around Oz in an Hour

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Australia’s landscapes and habitats. Contrast the cool, moist air of the Rainforest Gully with the sunbaked expanse of the Red Centre Garden and learn how the Australian environment has shaped our unique plants.

  • $6 per student
  • 60 minutes
  • Preschool – year 12
  • Facilitated day programme
Twilight: An Adventure

Unlock the Gardens gates and shine a spotlight into a whole new world. Explore the majestically lit rainforest by night and spy on our nocturnal wildlife across the Gardens. Share your discoveries over a hot Milo and biscuits (optional extra).

  • $8.75 (Programme only) or $9.75 with Milo and biscuits
  • 60/90 minutes
  • Night programme
Lunch and Learn, Dine and Discover

Enjoy a picnic on our scenic lawns with undercover areas or dine in at night. Contact Floresco in the Gardens for a range of school menus. Call 02 6162 6707 or email enquiries@hellenicpremiumcatering.com.au.