Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Gardens are fully reopened after the hailstorm

We have opened all areas of the Gardens after significant damage was caused by the Canberra hail storm on Monday 20 January.

Visitors are now welcome to explore the Gardens from Rainforest to Red Centre. Pollen Café, Jindii Eco Spa and the Botanical Bookshop are also open.

Over the coming weeks our staff will continue the clean-up efforts from the damage the storm had caused and we are confident our precious living collection will be restored to its full splendour in the coming months.

Visitors’ safety is our highest priority and we have undertaken all necessary measures to remove hazards. Pathways have been cleared and are accessible to all visitors including motorised scooters, prams and wheelchairs.

The Gardens’ Flora Explorer tours will remain out of operation until further notice but the Gardens free guided walks will continue daily at 11.00am and 2.00pm.

Follow the Gardens clean-up journey on Facebook and @ANBG on Twitter.

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?

Summer Sounds on the Eucalypt Lawn

Summer Sounds 2020

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 7/8 March, 14/15 March and 21/22 March 2020

— Eucalypt Lawn


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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Leptospermum laevigatum, Coastal teatree

Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 2020

9.30 am – 4.30 pm, 29 February–1 March — Crosbie Morrison Building
Follow the signs from the car park, visitor centre or cafe.


A display of over 50 bonsai, suiseki and related items highlighting the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai, by Canberra and interstate artists.

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