Australian National Botanic Gardens

Alive with discovery

Discover the stunning diversity of native Australian plants, right here in Canberra.

Nestled in the foothills of Black Mountain, the botanic gardens is the perfect retreat from the rush of city life.

Come to the Gardens, breathe in the fresh air, listen to the birds and watch the trees sway with the breeze. Take a stroll beneath the canopy of the Rainforest Gully, enjoy a coffee or a massage, and leave feeling rejuvenated.

With nearly 6,300 species on display, the Australian National Botanic Gardens is the only place where you can see the true variety of native Australian plants in one location.

What’s on at the Gardens?

Fuzzy Berry by Amy Jones, Erindale College. 1st prize colour.

23rd annual schools photographic competition

Entries close on Wednesday 2 October — Australian National Botanic Gardens

Ignite your passion for Australian plants and show off your artistic creativity and photographic skills through images taken in the Gardens.

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Treasures in Timber box

Treasures in Timber exhibition and workshops

Friday 4 October to Monday 7 October, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Discover the finest work of the ACT Woodcraft Guild, meet the members and discover a variety of woodworking techniques through demonstrations.

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Bushland Nature Walk

Bushland Nature Walk – guided walks

10.00 am – 11.30 am, Thursdays 17, 24 & 31 October & 21 November — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a volunteer guide to discover flowering plants along the Bushland Nature Walk and enjoy spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin.

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New Holland. Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Wake Up With the Birds

7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided bird watching walk through the Gardens.

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