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?

Sunset Cinema on the Eucalypt Lawn

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays to Sundays, 21 November 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020. Gates open 6:30 pm. Note opening night is a Thursday and closing night is a Saturday. — Eucalypt Lawn

Experience cinema among the eucalypts this summer. Gather together your family and friends for a night out to remember. Sit back, relax and watch the stars under the stars!

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Snakes Alive! Rosenberg's Monitor

Snakes Alive!

10.00 am – 4.00 pm, 13–19 January 2020
Feeding times: 11.00 am and 2.00 pm daily
— Crosbie Morrison Building


Live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles, with a special feature on Goannas.

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Summer Sounds on the Eucalypt Lawn

Summer Sounds

Saturdays and Sundays 18 & 19 January, 25 & 26 January, 1 & 2 February

Postponed



Kicking off an epic event program to celebrate the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, Summer Sounds 2020 is set to entertain the whole family this summer.

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NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program

NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program – What is that?

28–31 January, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — Banks Building

Have fun exploring the Gardens with NatureArt Lab’s exciting school holiday program!

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