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Australian PlantBank – Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust


Photo: John Gollings
Photo: John Gollings
Photo: John Gollings

The Australian PlantBank is a science and research facility for the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust located in south-west Sydney at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. It houses the Garden's seed bank and research laboratories, which specialise in the conservation and horticultural research of NSW plant species. Since opening in October 2013, PlantBank has received six prestigious architectural awards, and is now recognised not only as a cutting-edge centre for plant research and learning, but also as a leader in terms of architectural design and sustainability.

The Australian PlantBank incorporates a seed vault (formerly the NSW Seedbank) and other Australian Botanic Garden living collections such as tissue cultures and orchid mychorrizal fungi. It has major collections of Eucalyptus, Acacia, Proteaceae and Orchidaceae, as well as wild threatened species.

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Diuris ochroma
Posted: 29 Apr 2011

The future of NSW’s beautiful terrestrial orchids is being secured through an on-going program at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.