We honour and respect all Elders and Traditional Custodians of the lands the Botanic Gardens of Sydney stand on. We acknowledge the lands as significant historical, ceremonial and traditional trade grounds.
See the abundance of native Australian plants that have been used for food, tools and medicine.
The Fruit Loop displays the abundance of Australian plants which have been used in some way by Australians - both past and present.
These plants have been used as food, tools and medicines in contemporary Australian culture. They also teach us about our natural environment and the resourcefulness of First Nations people who used them to survive and flourish for thousands of years.
Native Australian finger lime
First Nations people have used plants to survive and flourish for thousands of years.
Plants for food, medicine and tools
Australian native plants are treasured as sources of food, medicine and tools.