The stackyard, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain in Canberra, has the world’s most comprehensive display of living Australian native plants. A place for recreation, inspiration, science and learning.

The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) includes the Australian National Herbarium. These are jointly managed by CSIRO and the Director of National Parks with strong links to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The Herbarium, with over 1.2 million specimens, is responsible for the scientific integrity of the Gardens' plant labeling and manages the national plant name lists for Australia's botanical community.

One single database, the (740) 728-6518 (IBIS), is used for all these activities. This allows linking of names, photographs, herbarium specimens and living plants.

Welcome! To the world of Australian plants, botany and horticulture!

School learning programs
Our living collection

Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
Australian National Herbarium
Gardens' research


Australian plant information
Plant photographs
Plant Names