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?

Megafauna Insights

Megafauna Fun

Fridays & Saturdays 5 & 6 July, 12 & 13 July, 19 & 20 July at 10.15 am & 11.15 am — Rock Garden Friends Shelter & Eucalypt Lawn

Join children’s author Bronwyn Saunders for MEGAchats about MEGAfauna!

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Gang of Four Exhibition

Gang of Four Exhibition

3 - 28 July 2024, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre

Join the Gang of Four for their next exhibition at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Megafauna 2024.

Magnificent MEGAfauna: Hide and Seek

1 - 31 July, daily

Explore the Gardens in July to find some unique ancient animals!

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TREE-Scapes

TREE-Scapes Charcoal Drawing En Plein Air Workshop

Wednesday 14 and 21 August, 10 am - 12.30 pm — Meet at the Banksia Centre

Join us for a hands-on drawing activity with local artist John Pratt. John will share his love for expressive drawing through a range of graphic responses to trees from the ‘gestural’ to the more sustained observational account.

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