Donations and support
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.
The Gardens welcomes donations from individuals and corporations to support our work.
You can support the work of the Garden’s by donating to the National Parks Conservation Trust or the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
National Parks Conservation Trust
The National Parks Conservation Trust is the charity partner of Parks Australia. It works to deliver conservation with lasting benefit for plants, animals and people in and around Australia’s remarkable Commonwealth national parks and Gardens. Your dollars go directly to your selected project.
The National Parks Conservation Trust provides opportunities for the community to support important conservation projects at the Gardens.
National Seed Bank –Seed the future
Support the National Seed Bank to uncover germination secrets with modern science techniques and invest in volunteers.
Collecting and storing seed in seed banks is one of the most powerful ways to combat the global decline of plant diversity, an insurance policy against extinction.
Protect threatened plant species
You can take positive action by supporting the Gardens to do more conservation projects that protect threatened plant species.
An everlasting gift
Consider making a lasting impact to protect Australian plants for future generations, through a gift in your Will.
All bequests to the Gardens are managed by the National Parks Conservation Trust, governed by Trustees and their finance committee, on behalf of the Gardens. The Executive Director of the Gardens is the Ex-Officio board member for the National Parks Conservation Trust. This structure ensures funds left to the Gardens are securely invested and made available to the Gardens when it is most needed.
Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens increase community awareness of the scientific, educational, recreational and conservation functions of the Gardens, and provide activities for the benefit and pleasure of their members.
The Friends of the Gardens have established a Public Fund which aims to attract donations to finance worthwhile projects within the Gardens - projects of the kind that could not be financed from the Gardens’ budget.
- Review the Public Fund brochure – also available from the Visitor Centre
- Visit the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens website for more information.