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Our living collection

The Australian National Botanic Gardens supports a living collection of around 77,000 individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections and in the nursery and glasshouses. This collection features over 4,600 species which represents around a fifth of Australia's native plants.

It is the largest scientific collection of Australian native plants in which the collection originates from plants sourced from the wild, accompanied by herbarium specimens for taxonomic study.

Researchers can use the Gardens living material or specimens from the Australian National Herbarium confident of the background provenance of the plants and their current classification and naming.

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