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The Image Collections of the
Australian National Botanic Gardens
and Australian National Herbarium


or GPO Box 1777, Canberra, ACT, 2601, AUSTRALIA

The Australian National Botanic Gardens, jointly with the Australian National Herbarium, manages a large collection of photographs and other illustrations of its activities and Australian botany. The bulk of the collection consists of identified Australian plant species, but there is also a large number of environmental and conservation images.

Most of the images are on 35mm slides, but from 2005 born-digital photographs from high resolution digital cameras have been added to the collection.

Australian Plant Image Index

Photos and images other than plants

The Gardens holds a large collection of photos of vegetation types, national park activities, history of the ANBG, portraits of botanists and botanical collectors etc.

  • Search for non-plants photos using key words (landscapes, animals, national parks etc)

Use of the Collection

An internet gateway to the database catalogue of the photograph collection is available, as well as gateways to related information. Only a small percentage of those photographs in the collection have been digitized, they are available at low resolution on the web.

Search only for digitized images

Search for the records of images held in the collection



The management of the Photograph Collection is in accordance with the Photograph Collection Policy and the Management Plan of the ANBG.

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