Discover Kew's Australia Landscape at the British Museum
Australia Landscape is the fourth landscape in a five-year partnership programme involving the British Museum and Kew, which celebrates the shared vision of both institutions to strengthen cultural understanding and support biodiversity conservation across the world.
Australia Landscape blog
- Australian tree fern (Dicksonia antarctica)
- balga (Xanthorrhoea preissii)
- coast banksia (Banksia integrifolia)
- Cootamundra wattle (Acacia baileyana)
- evergreen kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus)
- Mangles's everlasting (Rhodanthe manglesii)
- Sturt's desert pea (Swainsona formosa)
- Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus)
- tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis)
About the Landscape
From the centre of London, embark on a journey across a whole continent, from eastern Australia’s coastal habitat through the arid red centre to the western Australian granite outcrop, featuring unique and highly endangered plants.
This year's landscape showcases the rich biodiversity of Australia, and how these fragile systems are under threat from land usage and climate change. This is particularly important as Australia has one of the world’s greatest concentrations of geographically restricted species (known as endemics): 90% of Australian plants are found only in Australia.
Visit the Landscape
Experience Kew's Australia Landscape in the heart of London, at the British Museum.
- Date: 21 April – 16 October 2011
- Location: British Museum Forecourt
- Admission: Free