Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

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 afterDARK

MEGAFauna afterDARK

2, 3, 7, 8 & 9 July; 5.30 pm–8.30 pm — Throughout the Gardens

Experience a night like no other in this immersive, illuminated and cultural event.

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Ceremonial Dancing artwork by Teresa Purla McKeeman

Reconciliation Day Weekend Walks

Sunday 29 & Monday 30 May; 10.30 am–11.30 am — Meet outside the Visitor Centre

Join Wiradjuri Man Adam Shipp as he shares his passion for native plants.

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MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

MEGAfauna: myths and legends!

1 July – 31 July ; 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Special trail through the Gardens

Step back in time on this family adventure trail to meet the enormous creatures that inspired myths and legends, art and culture.

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Bush animal weaving

Culture on the Move – Bush Animal Weaving Workshops

Sunday 10 July and Wednesday 13 July; 10–11.30 am & 1–2.30 pm — Banksia Centre

Create your own bush animal in connection with our MEGAfauna trail.

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