Join us in our living classroom to discover Australia’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Explore the connections between people, plants, and animals through inquiry based exploration and hands-on learning experiences.
Common Australian Plant Families
Which family does a Banksia belong to? Explore six common Australian plant families to discover their key features.
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Propagating Australian Plants
Perfect for budding botanists or gardeners, this guide will help you grow native plants, with tips on collecting and germinating seeds, and growing from cuttings.
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Floral Emblems of Australia
Explore floral Emblems in your classroom or at the Gardens. Take up the challenge of choosing a floral emblem for your school, town or district.
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Botanical art, or scientific study? Use Top Draw in the classroom and your students will be ready to draw on location in your school garden, your local bush or in the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Can be used as a single lesson or a unit of work.
Download 'Top Draw - drawing Aussie flora
Download 'Top Draw - drawing Aussie flora further design activities
Using Bush Plants
How did Aboriginal people use bush plants? Research in your classroom or take a stroll in the Gardens to discover some of the valued plants and traditional uses of Australia's native plants. Also available as a facilitated program.
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Adaptations of Australian Plants
How have Australian plants adapted to different climates? Visit the Gardens and compare the Rainforest Gully and Mallee Shrublands with your students. Also available as a facilitated program Download 'Rainforest Gully' teacher notes
Download 'Plants of the Mallee Shrublands' teacher notes