PlantBank Open Weekends


From Saturday 4th March, everyone is welcome to come inside on the weekend and see where our seed science happens.

The Australian PlantBank is home to the NSW seed vault where seeds from more than 5,000 species are safely stored.

As a visitor you can:

Look into the seed processing labs, tissue culture room and growing areas
Enjoy interpretive displays and stunning architecture
Book into a free guided tour with our volunteer guides
Buy a coffee from the Melaleuca House Coffee Cart
See a lichen garden growing on historic sandstone
Meet a scientist every Saturday at 11am-1pm

Activities for the weekends (please note this are open to change):

Date Topic - Speaker/Organisation
Sat 4 Mar Seaweed - Dr Yola Metti (T)
Sun 5 Mar Geology - Australian Geological Society
Sat 11 Mar Seed Science - Dr Nathan Emery (T)
Sun 12 Mar Reptiles - Macarthur Herpetological Society
Sat 18 Mar Seed Science - Dr Karen Sommerville
Sun 19 Mar Trees - Tree Veneration Society
Sat 25 Mar Fungi - Dr Brett Summerell
Sun 26 Mar Trees - Tree Veneration Society
Sat 1 Apr Speciman Preparation - Kathi Downs
Sun 2 Apr Seed Science
Sat 29 Apr Plant Genetics - Dr Marlien Van Der Merwe
Sun 7 May Frogs - Frog and Tadpole Society
Sat 27 May Wollemi Pines - Dr Cathy Offord
Sun 28 May BGANZ (Botanic Gardens Australian New Zealand Open Day


Australian Botanic Garden @ Narellan Rd, Mt Annan NSW 2567




02 4634 7935