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?

Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema

Thurs 23 Nov 2023 to Sat 24 Feb 2024 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy your favourite movies under the stars in the beautiful surrounds of the Eucalypt Lawn.

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Australian bonsai - Leptosperum aphrodite

2024 Exhibition of Australian Plants as Bonsai

24 and 25 Feb, 11 am and 2 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. This year’s theme is The Australian landscape in the palm of your hand.

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Leafcutter bee (Hylaeus sp) on Callistemon brachyandrus by Helen McHugh

Guided Walk: Native Bees with Peter Abbott

1 & 2 March, 10 am — Meet in the Visitor Centre

Join bee expert Peter Abbott for a guided walk looking at the native bees that can be found at the Gardens. 

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Growing Friends Plant Sale

Growing Friends Native Plant Sale

Saturday 2 March, 9 am – 11.30 am (or earlier if sold out) — Banksia Centre carpark

A boutique sale of native plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends using material sourced in the Gardens.

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