Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia



The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust is Australia’s oldest scientific institution. Our scientists include botanists, ecologists, marine scientists, horticultural scientists and entomologists. Their research is about plants - classifying plants, relationships between plants and other living things, growing rare plants like the Wollemi Pine, and finding Australian plants that can be grown in gardens.  

Find out what questions primary and secondary school children asked our scientists during our ‘Ask a scientist’ program.

  • Plants in general
  • Plant pests & diseases
  • Horticulture
  • Weeds
  • Australian native plants
  • Plant relationships
  • Gondwana
  • Antarctica
  • Rainforests
  • Plant names & classification
  • Careers in botany

Find out about our current research programs & projects

Kool links

Explore some of Australian other science spots.


Explore Double Helix the kids club of Australia’s peak scientific research organisation. Find an experiment to try or chat to a real scientist.

The Australian Museum

Full of info about Aussie things.


Extracting pollen