An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Look and Listen and record what you find!

The ClimateWatch Trail at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra is a fantastic way to engage with our living collection of Australian native plants and contribute to valuable research in protecting our native plant species.

Discover the trail and become citizen scientists in your own backyard. Look out for the signs marking the ClimateWatch plants and record what you see on the ClimateWatch website. Information on the trail is also available at the Garden’s Visitor Centre.

How to get involved

Visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra to collect a species ID sheet, map and recording sheet from the Visitor Information Centre.


Download a map and recording sheet and species field guide from this page to mark your observations. Remember to enter all of your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer, or download the ClimateWatch app to record your observations directly.


Explore part or all of the trail, and come back at different times of the year to observe and record what is happening with the plants as the seasons change. 

The ClimateWatch interpretative and marker signs at the Gardens.


Download the species guide and recording sheet here. 

This trail was created with the