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Name a Plant Competition

Imagine not having a name! That’s exactly what is happening to one mystery plant held in our Herbarium. In 2020, school students from all over Australia sent in their suggested names, and now we are choosing a new scientific name for this plant!

Who can enter?

Primary and secondary classes, as well as community groups can enter their suggestion to help name our mystery plant. 

When can you apply?

The 2020 competition has closed. Sign up to the mailing list to be notified about the 2021 competition! 

What you need to know when naming a plant

Naming a new plant species can be a lot of fun, you can think about where it was found, its physical characteristics as well as incorporating who is naming it and it how it relates to them.

Book your excursion now

Your students’ learning and curiosity will bloom in the Gardens and Parklands, where rich Aboriginal cultural history sits alongside cutting-edge plant science.

Our skilled teachers lead student through immersive outdoor learning activities and hands-on sensory gardening experiences. Book now.