National Herbarium of New South Wales

Discover a growing collection of more than 1 million plant specimens at the National Herbarium of New South Wales at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

Scientist James Clugston with dried and pressed plant specimens from the herbarium

Herbarium specimen loans

We can provide specimen loans or distribute exchange material to registered scientific institutions worldwide.
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Photograph of the interior of the Herbarium of NSW circa 1820

Herbarium history and highlights

The Herbarium collection contains over 800 plant collections made by botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770
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Scientist looks at dried plant specimens at the Herbarium
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Grove of different species of Palm trees, with orange flowering cliveas growing in the undercanopy
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