Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


School Excursions

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust draws on spectacular plant displays to provide quality learning experiences. Our lessons aim to increase studentsí understanding and appreciation of plants and the environment through hands-on activities. All lessons are closely linked to the New South Wales Board of Studies Syllabus Outcomes and are conducted by highly qualified and experienced Trust staff.


School excursions at the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

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The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - school excursions

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney contains themed environments such as the Succulent Garden, Main Pond, Oriental Garden, the Cadi Jam Ora: First Encounters Garden, Herb Garden, Rare and Threatened Garden and the heritage Palm Grove. These environments provide the perfect setting for students to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become environmentally sustainable citizens.

Interactive learning

Digital education at the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

Based on extensive research, the Interactive Learning Project uses technology to bring plant science to the classroom with interactive learning programs for students Stages 1 to 6.

Video-conferenced lessons are available on Fridays and other days by arrangement from the Australian PlantBank. During 45 minute sessions, students can learn about plant science from simple seed germination to contemporary conservation research, and interact with our scientists. >> Click here for Term 4 program


Australian Botanic Garden

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan - school excursions

School lessons at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan are limited to Thursdays and Fridays during 2014.

Educational. horticultural. Scientific. Terrific. The Australian Botanic Garden is the home of Australia's new PlantBank seed banking and plant conservation facility. It is also the native garden of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. The various lakes and open Cumberland Plain Woodland provide a wonderful base for exploring and teaching bush awareness and seeing plant conservation in action.

Students can meet the scientists, learn about the Plant Conservation story through the permanent exhibitions of the Diversity Wall and Living Laboratory and participate in outdoor excursions of the Cumberland Plain Woodland. PlantBank offers interactive video conference lessons and iPad discovery excursions.

Themed displays, include: Connections Garden; Living Laboratory; Fruit Loop (Bush Food); Big Idea; Wattle and Banksia Gardens.

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah - school excursions

Guided excursions will not be offered at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah until July 2015 due to building works. Instead, a self-guided trail explaining the Blue Mountains ecology, along with teacher resources, will be available on this website for Term 1 2015.

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is a unique excursion venue surrounded by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Many aspects of science and geography come to life during your field trip. Displays and natural areas include Temperate Rainforest, Alpine, Heath Woodland, Tall Open Forests. Our displays provide the backdrop for the creation of safe yet exhilarating, self-guided educational experiences.