Congratulations to Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Congratulations to the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) for achieving Ecotourism Certification for their beautiful gardens!

Situated in our Nation's Capital, Canberra, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain, ANBG provides an experience free of charge to the public, to explore their wide variety of native Australian flora and fauna. ANBG houses the world's largest collection of native Australian flora, with over 75,000 plants, and is one of the first Botanical Gardens in the world to incorporate the study and display of indigenous plants as a primary goal. The Gardens are a Commonwealth Reserve, and are placed under stringent monitoring to ensure that the native plants are not harmed in any way.

The Gardens are also home to some of Australia's native birds and ANBG have some activities which incorporate our feathered friends, including the 'Breakfast with the Birds' program, which is as exciting as it sounds. Imagine having your breakfast surrounded by birds singing and chirping away.

ANBG also has a large volunteer base, which since 1949 has played a pivotal role in the continual growth of ANBG. They have volunteers in a wide variety of positions including Volunteer Guides, working in the Seed Bank and the Cryptogram Garden and many more. To be a volunteer, all you need is a love for people, botanic gardens and their work.

ANBG adheres to a strict environmental management plan to protect the native flora and fauna and the ecosystem which they operate in. Through the rigorous processes involved in with the planning of ANBG, they have been closely involved with plant research in collaboration with the public and private sector, as well as volunteers and local community groups such as: 'Friends of the ANBG', whom also support the work of the ANBG. The collaboration has resulted in hugely positive outcomes for species recovery, restoration ecology and environmental weed research. 

To find out more about the great work the ANBG are doing, and if you want to spend a day (or two) in their beautiful gardens or if you're interested in volunteering, please visit their website.

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