The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), on the lower slopes of Black Mountain in Canberra, contains the world’s most comprehensive display of living Australian native plants. The diverse living collection provides an inspirational place for learning, quiet contemplation and passive recreation.
The ANBG is valued for its scientific and horticultural research into Australian plants and related flora. It is recognised for its role in the dissemination of knowledge and information about Australian plants and for its contribution to plant conservation. The ANBG provides learning experiences focusing on Australia’s unique flora and landscapes, and influencing public attitudes to the conservation of plants and the environment. Growing partnerships and collaborations will assist the ANBG to champion the conservation of Australian native plants through its work in ex situ conservation.