At PlantBank you’ll discover how the Asia-Pacific region’s largest native seed bank is preserving the world’s plant diversity and ecological habitats. On a three-hour tour a scientist will take you behind the scenes of the world-class facility for plant research.
The seed bank is in the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, the nation’s largest botanic garden. In south-west Sydney, the gorgeous garden is on 416 hectares and is home to more than 2,000 plant species and about 55,000 trees.
More than 100 million seeds are estimated to be stored at PlantBank, the science and research facility of the Royal Botanic Gardens. After the Australian PlantBank Tour, you’ll enjoy a botanically inspired lunch with native flavours at the café.
Reservations are essential. The tour operates between 10am and 5pm for a minimum number of 15 people. From Sydney the drive to the garden, on Narellan Road, is 80 minutes. You can travel by train from Sydney to Campbelltown, where you can get on a bus to Mount Annan. The walk from the bus stop to the garden is about 35 minutes.
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Tel: +61 2 4634 7903