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.

Individuals, groups and organisations can leave a lasting contribution to the Australian National Botanic Gardens that will benefit all Australians for generations to come.

Choosing to leave a general bequest to the Gardens’ Trust is a legacy your family will appreciate with every visit. Your bequest will benefit programs such as:

  • Scientific research
  • Conservation efforts for our environment
  • The living collection
  • Education programs 
  • Infrastructure and capital work - includes tree plantings, projects and visitor facilities.

In a bequest you can ensure that your support for the Gardens is guaranteed.

How to make a bequest

If you would like to make a bequest, would like to learn more about what your gift can achieve or for more information please contact the Partnership Development Manager:

  • Phone: (02) 6250 9455
  • email