Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Canberra's hidden treasures, the Australian National Herbarium. View plant specimens collected by Joseph Banks, follow the process of collecting and cataloguing Australia's unique floral heritage and discover the many ways our research is important for the conservation of Australia's biodiversity.

Bookings are essential and places are very limited. Suitable for ages 15 plus.


  • Free


Andrea Wild

Event date: 17Apr 2018

Tuesday 17 Apr 2018

Australian National Herbarium

  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Corner Glasshouse Lane and Christian Road, CSIRO Black Mountain, ACT
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Sample specimen "Nymphaeaceae" from the australian National Herbarium

CSIRO’s National Research Collections Australia contain more than 15 million specimens. Our collections are active, vibrant research tools and a rich resource for innovation and science. They underpin discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia's plant and animal biodiversity.

With national focus, the Australian National Herbarium holds more than 1.5 million plant specimens collected from across Australia and also includes plants from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Important collections of eucalypts, acacias and orchids as well as mosses, fungi and lichens are held at the herbarium.

The Australian National Herbarium is part of the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, a joint venture between Parks Australia's Australian National Botanic Gardens and CSIRO.


Dr Linda Broadhurst, Director, Australian National Herbarium

Venue and parking

Parallel parking is available in Glasshouse Lane (find on Google Maps). The tour will involve walking, standing and climbing stairs. All visitors must wear covered shoes.

Further information

Please contact Andrea Wild on 02 6276 6032 or at for more information.