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Corporate entry Australian National Botanic Gardens (1949 - )

From
1949
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Functions
Conservation or Environment and Plant Science
Alternative Names
  • Canberra Botanic Gardens (Former name)
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/gardens/index.html
Location
Clunies Ross St, Black Mountain, Australian Capital Territory

Summary

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ABNG) manages a collection of native Australian plants, displayed for the enjoyment of visitors as well as being studied in plant classification and biology research.

Details

Although land was set aside to create a botanic gardens in Canberra, it was not until the 1940s that the first trees were planted, and it took a further two decades until the gardens were opened to the public in 1967, with the official opening in October 1970. In 1978 the name was changed from Canberra Botanic Gardens to Australian National Botanic Gardens in recognition of the national role of the institution.

Related People

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

Online Resources

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