Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

Nestled in the foothills of Black Mountain, the Australian National 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 over 4,500 species on display, the 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?

New Holland Honeyeater in Grevillea rhyolitica, by Pam Rooney 

Wake up with the birds

Sat 7 & Sun 8 October, 7.45am – 9.30am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for an early morning bird watching walk in the Australian National Botanic Gardens during Floriade with one of our experienced guides. Not suitable for children under 8. 

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Twilight Tour: Adults

Twilight tour: adults 

25, 29 & 30 September 2023 — Park in the carpark off Clunies Ross Street and meet at the Jindii Gate

Visit the Gardens after closing time to uncover the stories of our native plants in a whole new light.

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Twilight Tour: Family

Twilight tour: family

25, 27, 29 & 30 September 2023 — Park in the carpark off Clunies Ross Street and meet at the Jindii Gate

Visit the Gardens after closing time to uncover the stories of our native plants in a whole new light.

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Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

Mon 25 Sep, Wed 27 Sep, Fri 29 Sep, Tue 3 Oct & Thu 5 Oct: 10.30am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

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