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Inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora

The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.

The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.


The Director of National Parks invites you to comment on a draft management plan that has been prepared for the Australian National Botanic Gardens. This plan will guide management of the Gardens for the next 10 years.

The draft plan focusses on our research and conservation, managing and curating world-class physical and digital botanical collections, education and interpretation, and demonstrating best practice, innovation and sustainable management.

Your comments will be considered when preparing the final management plan for the Gardens. The comment period will run for 30 days until 5.00 pm on 1 December 2021. This is your chance to review the draft plan and provide written submissions. All comments will be carefully considered. 

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