Horticulture and historyThere is much more to the Gardens than just flowers and stunning horticultural displays. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - 1800sTravel back more than 200 years to the very beginning of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. History Royal Botanic Garden Sydney The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - 1900sThe 1900s was revolutionary, not just for the Gardens but internationally. Sydney was a city of promise. History Royal Botanic Garden Sydney The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - 2000sCitizen science, education and conservation messaging became a key priority for the Gardens. History Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan History of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount AnnanHome to 4,000 native plant species and a botanical science hub. History Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah History of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount TomahLearn more about The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah's history. History Scientific illustrationLearn about the work of the Gardens' two scientific illustrators, who illustrate plants described by botanists. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Uncovering the story of the GadigalThe traditional custodians of the land on which the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney stands are the Gadigal. History What is Australia's national flower?Throughout August and September, gardens across Australia turn to a sea of golden hues with Australia’s national flower. First Nations The cultural importance of the black bean treeGenetic studies of the black bean have discovered that humans are behind its unexpected distribution in New South Wales.What makes a garden botanic?The concept of a botanic garden has evolved over time, with a modern focus on plant conservation.