Things to do
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.
There’s plenty for everyone to do at the Gardens.
Take a stroll through our over 70,000 native plants to spot birds and animals, explore Aboriginal plant use or enjoy stunning views of the nation’s capital. Kids will love our activity-based Who Did That Children’s Trail and the path through the shady Rainforest Gully.
We host diverse events including art exhibitions, workshops, bonsai shows and plant sales. Regular talks offer an insight into Australian plants and environmental issues, and in summer our lawns come alive with concerts and the very popular Sunset Cinema.