Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens extended temporary closure

The Australian National Botanic Gardens will be temporarily closed to visitors until 18 June 2020.

Our Gardens are treasured by locals and visitors alike, and we understand many people would have been looking forward to visiting, however the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and local communities is our utmost priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time and we encourage social interaction with the Gardens via our website and social media platforms. Please join our online community via Facebook and Instagram as we’ll continue to share stories and provide updates as they come to hand. We also encourage everyone to share stories, special memories and photographs of the Gardens through these platforms.

We will continue to care for our precious living collections and seed collections during the temporary closure.

We look forward to seeing you again in our beautiful Gardens in the future.

Inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens cares for the national collection of Australian native plants from all parts of Australia.

The plants are displayed for everyone to enjoy as well as for research into plant classification and biology.

A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.

The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.

The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research includes the Australian National Herbarium.

These are jointly managed by CSIRO and the Director of National Parks, with strong links to the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

The Herbarium, with over 1.2 million specimens, is responsible for the scientific integrity of the Gardens’ plant labelling and manages the national plant name lists for Australia’s botanical community.

Eco-certification

Kakadu is a World Heritage listed national park

The Australian National Botanic Gardens has received eco certification from Ecotourism Australia - the only national program recognising Australia’s best sustainable businesses.

It is only the second botanic gardens in Australia to receive such accreditation.

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