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?
Fridays 26 October, 9 November, 18 January and 15 February, Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre
Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the gardens. Learn how to 'paint with light' during sunset, dusk and the black of night.
10am – 3pm, Sunday 2 December 2018 — Eucalypt Lawn
Join Bush Blitz scientists as they find out what lives at the Gardens. Visit the scientists in their field lab and discover how they prepare and identify specimens. Be part of the next Bush Blitz species discovery experience during this fun-filled and fascinating day
14–20 January 2019, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Feeding times 10.30 am and 1.00 pm daily — Crosbie Morrison Building
A live exhibition showcasing a variety of Australian reptiles and amphibians, many of which are threatened, endangered and very rarely seen in the wild or captivity.
Wednesdays to Saturdays, 28 November 2018 to 12 January 2019. Gates open 6:30 pm. — 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!