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Visit the PlantBank

For added value to your day out in The Garden, book a half hour guided tour of The PlantBank in conjunction with a school excursion, or visit on a self-guided tour!

The Australian PlantBank specialises in research into the conservation of Australian native plant species. The innovative design of the building allows you to discover what our scientists are working on by seeing right into the laboratories! We’re proud of the science that happens at PlantBank and we’d love to share it with you.

Click here to find out more about The Australian PlantBank.

Bookings essential for all school groups: guided and self-guided options are available - read more below. 


1, 2 & 3




30 minutes


$100 per class guided / FREE for self-guided

There are two options to visit the PlantBank with your class

Option 1

Add a 30-minute guided tour to your existing school excursion 

Be guided through the stunning space by a Garden educator who will provide interpretation to you about the amazing building, its sustainable features, and the current scientific research that occurs on site.You will then be given time to explore the building at your own pace and enjoy the Diversity Wall – a fantastic interpretive wall which the students can interact with through a quiz.

This add-on is approximately 30 minutes of time to walk to and explore the building. If you are also booking a school excursion with us, please allow longer for lunch between your booked excursion program and this add-on.

Bookings essential: Includes an introduction and interpretation by a Botanic Gardens Educator, quiz sheets for students and an answer sheet for the teacher (please bring your own pens/pencils).

Cost: $100 per class

Option 2


Walk through the building with your students, pointing out fun facts as provided on a self-guided information sheet.

Bookings essential: Fact sheet provided on booking.

Cost: Free 

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.


We acknowledge the Dharawal people and their continuing custodianship of this land, Mount Annan (Yandel'ora - meaning place of peace between people). We pay our respects to the Dharawal Elders past, present and emerging.