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Plant Facts: Threatened Species Children's Art Competition - Stage 1-3

The Wollemi Pine is one of the world’s oldest and rarest tree species, and was discovered only 23 years ago, just a few hundred kilometres from Sydney. Macadamia nuts are delicious and very common, but one type of macadamia, (M Jansenii) is so rare and endangered there are only 60 plants left in the wild.

Join the Botanic Gardens educators and create artworks for the Best Plant category of the Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition.


Stage 2 History


45 minutes



Free virtual excursions available on 21 June -11.30am and 2pm
Book through our link below.

Excursion key themes:

  • Conservation and features of threatened native plants
  • Plant and animal relationships of threatened native plants
  • Plant inspired art

Students will:

  • Learn the stories of four threatened native plants  - Camden White Gum (southern NSW), Wollemi Pine (Sydney region), Grevillea kennedyana (western NSW) and Macadamia Tetraphylla (northern NSW)
  • Find out about some of the animals and insects that depend on these plants
  • Discover the threats they face and some of the ways they could be protected.
  • Be inspired in art techniques  to present your plant art for competition


Science ACSSU044
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and be distinguished from non-living things

Science ACSSU072
Living things have life cycles


We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.