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?

NatureArt holiday program

Puggles and Explore NatureArt school holiday program

15–18 April, 8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — Banks Building

Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the Gardens.

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Magic Garden - Canberra International Music Festival

Magic Garden – Musical Discovery Walk

Monday 6 May, 11.30 am – 1.00 pm — Throughout the Gardens

See and hear the Gardens come to life with music from the rainforest to the Red Centre in this special Canberra International Music Festival concert.

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ACTC Tree Climbing Championships

ACT Tree Climbing Championships

Saturday 4 May, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Eucalypt Lawn

Witness a tree climbing competition consisting of six events including work climb, open ascent, speed climb, throwline, aerial rescue and masters.

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Free Flora Explorer rides for National Botanic Gardens Day

National Botanic Gardens Day – Free Flora Explorer Rides

Sunday 26 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm — Leave from the Visitor Centre

Celebrate National Botanic Gardens Day with a new way to see the Gardens on board our electric bus. Hop off and explore the Gardens or loop all the way back to the Visitor Centre.

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