For years, visitors to the National Arboretum have been able to stop and look and smell plants and trees from around Australia.
From this month, they're now even able to eat some of them.
The Arboretum's newest addition is a bush tucker garden, made up of plants and flowers that have been used as food and medicine by the Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri people for thousands of years.
The garden, which took 18 months to complete, features plants that are abundant around the Canberra area that are edible, developed with the help of Indigenous elders.
Arboretum director and Wiradjuri man, Scott Sadler, said the garden would aim educate visitors about Indigenous history and the uses of plants native to the Canberra area.
"When I first came to the Arboretum, there was nothing to do with Aboriginals here, so I decided to build a garden," Mr Sadler said.
"We have 100,000 kids come through the Arboretum as part of an education program, and we want to immerse them into the culture of bush tucker."
The garden is the first of its type in the ACT, which is open to all members of the public.
Mr Sadler said the garden would play a pivotal role for tours and education programs, with the addition of an Indigenous tourism officer to the Arboretum from early next year.
"All of the paths to the garden lead back to the main building, so the tourism officer will be able to walk people down here, and get them to have a taste and feel of the plants and immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture," he said.
"The tours would come down here on a regular basis."
Among the plants in the bush tucker garden are the nodding chocolate lily, which has edible roots and flowers that smell like chocolate, along with austral bugle, which has leaves that can be used to help bathe skin sore and boils after being placed in hot water.
Along with being edible and medicinal, some of the plants are able to be drunk, including the false sarsparilla, which has leaves that can be boiled to make a tea.
The tea has been used to treat ulcers along with chest infections.
Many of the plants and trees in the garden also bear fruits, such as the kangaroo mountain apple, which produces a yellow fruit around the size of a cherry tomato, as well as the native raspberry plant.
Mr Sadler said he hoped for visitors to the garden to gain new inspiration for their own backyards.
"Hopefully they'll be able to go home and plant these plants in their backyards themselves, and also understand learn what the Aboriginals have done for 60,000 years in this country," Mr Sadler said.
"There are 4500 plants here, and even though I'm Aboriginal, I'm still learning for myself what many of the plants are used for."
Mr Sadler said the garden represented an important step forward for the Arboretum in telling Indigenous stories.
"The original concept of the Arboretum was 100 forests and 100 gardens, and this will now be one of them," he said.