Nature

Australian National Botanic Gardens | Canberra

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of native Australian flora. The gardens maintains a wide variety of botanical resources for researchers and cultivates native plants threatened in the wild. About 1 km to the wes...

Botanic Gardens, Brisbane | Brisbane

The Botanic Gardens are on the northern bank of the Brisbane River within a few minutes' walk of the heart of the city, and may be entered from Alice Street. In January, the avenues of poinciana (a Madagascan tree) provide welcome shade and spread a mass of brilliant orange-coloured blossoms overhead. In the Gardens there is a rare collection of palms and bamboos. Concerts are held in the modern ...

Botanic Gardens, Macquarrie Street, Sydney | Sydney

The Botanic Gardens are located on the site of the first government farm, established by Governor Phillip in 1816. A succession of botanists later developed the three distinct areas of the gardens along scientific lines with collections of rare plants and trees. The upper garden was the site of the international exhibition of 1879 and purpose landscaped in Victorian style with statues and formal w...

Botanic Gardens, The Domain | Hobart

The Gardens occupy a pleasant situation at the northern end of the Domain, overlooking the Derwent River. Nearby, on the river bank, is a picnic reserve. The Gardens can be reached by train or bus from the city.

Domain, Sydney | Sydney

The Domain is an area of 100 acres adjoining the Botanic Gardens. From a point known as Lady Macquarie's Chair (named after the wife Governor Macquarrie) a pleasant view of the harbour can be obtained. Also within its boundaries is the National Art Gallery. On Sunday afternoons a cleared area becomes a forum similar to London's Hyde Park, where speakers stand and proclaim to enthralled or amused ...

Franklin Square, Macquarle Street | Hobart

This reserve was laid out about 1860. At one time the grounds formed part of the gardens of the old Government House which stood near what is now the foot of Elizabeth Street. A tablet commemorating the erection of the old building in the year 1807 is at the entrance to the park, facing the General Post Office. In the square is a bronze statue of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer, who was Gov...

Mount Tomah Botanic Garden | Mount Tomah

Located 100km from Sydney on the Bells Line of Road is Mount Tomah Botanic Garden. The garden lays claim to over 5,000 species of plants in 28 hectares of garden areas. The gardens have been separated into themes including formal garden, heath and heather garden, North American woodland, Gondwana forest, rainforest eco zone and the famous rhododendron gardens. Motorised transport provided for eld...

Queen's Gardens, East Perth | East Perth

With water-lily ponds, flocks of waterfowl, and weeping-willow trees, Queen's Gardens is an area of eight acres at the eastern end of the city. Formerly a disused quarry, landscape gardeners have transformed the old excavations into a series of lily-covered lagoons connected by a miniature canal system. A Peter Pan statue stands between the lakes at the western end. It was donated by the Perth Ro...

Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria | Melbourne

The distinguished botanist, Baron Von Mueller, arranged the first planting of the extensive variety of native and exotic trees and plants that now form the basis of Melbourne's spectacular Royal Botanic Gardens. William Guilfoyle took over work on the gardens in 1873 introducing beautiful water moor lake areas to create a sense of infinite space in an area of only 35 hectares in the centre of Melb...

Australasian Native Orchid Society | Willoughby

The official website of the Australasian Native Orchid Society dedicated to cultivation, conservation and scientific study of native orchids in the Australasian region. Information is available on "the Orchadian" the official journal of the society as well as the many orchid groups throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Botanic Gardens, North Terrace | Adelaide

The Botanic Gardens, at the eastern end of North Terrace, are laid out in lawns, flower beds and ornamental lakes and cover about 40 acres. Among the features are a series of green and hot-houses, one of which was specially built to contain the Victoria regia, a gigantic water-lily, which was discovered and brought from the Amazon Valley by Sir Robert Schomburgk, the explorer, and a brother of an ...