Science facilities

Learn about the science facilities at the Botanic Gardens of Sydney, including the National Herbarium of New South Wales, the Australian PlantBank and PlantClinic.

Australian Plantbank building

The Australian PlantBank

The award-winning home of plant conservation research, germplasm collection and storage in New South Wales.
Learn about PlantBank
Australian Plantbank building


We provide a range of disease diagnostic and plant DNA identification services for the public, industry and government.
Learn about PlantClinic
Scientist James Clugston with dried and pressed plant specimens from the herbarium

National Herbarium of New South Wales

Discover a growing collection of over 1 million plant specimens.
Learn about the Herbarium
  • Wattle bird flying to perch on a giant flower stalk with clusters of blue flowers

Living collections

Spanning three Gardens and the Domain, our sites house an extraordinary living collection comprised of wild-sourced, thriving plant families and ecosystems that define the beauty of our gardens and serve as an invaluable resource for conservation, research, and education.  

Uncover the secrets of our living collections