As Australia’s oldest scientific institution, we have spent over 200 years discovering, researching and protecting plants. In this challenging new era of climate change, it is imperative now more than ever, that we understand the impacts to our natural environment and drive effective conservation solutions.
Your valued support helps our scientists work on real solutions to ensure
our plant life can withstand a changing climate.
Purpose and vision
We're building a brand new National Herbarium of NSW at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan to safeguard our growing collection of over 1.4 million botanical specimens. The new state-of-the-art Herbarium facility will join the award-winning Australian PlantBank at Mount Annan, to ensure the survival of plants and build more resilient ecosystems for future generations.
The new Herbarium along with all of the Gardens' scientific facilities, programs and living collections at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australian Botanic Garden and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden are being united under the new Australian Institute of Botanical Science.
The Institute will be one of the nation’s premier botanical research organisations, advancing fundamental knowledge of flora and driving effective conservation solutions to ensure the survival of plants, and all life that depends on them.