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?
Native Plant Sale
18 March, 8.30 am–1.30 pm (or until sold out) — Southern car park
Browse Canberra's best range of Australian native plants, including many local species. Thousands of plants to choose from.
Amazing Women in the World of Plants
6-12 March: 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals but groups of more than six people should contact email@example.com a week before the planned walk.
The Story of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
12-18 Jun: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
How did these gardens start? Where were the first trees planted and who planted them? Who were some of the people to shape the Gardens and what was their contribution? What is next in the Gardens development? Join a free guided walk to visit significant historical developments in the Gardens while enjoying the plants.
Wonderful Australian Trees
1-7 May: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Celebrate Canberra Tree Week by joining a free guided walk. See a variety of wonderful Australian native trees including Eucalypts, Casuarinas, Bunya pines and many others. Learn about the evolution of Australian trees and how they have been adopted across the world.