Australian National Botanic Gardens

Following the ACT Government’s announcement of the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward, we’re pleased to advise that the Australian National Botanic Gardens, as an ‘outdoor attraction’, is permitted to re-open to the public on 29 October 2021.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gardens from 29 October 2021 and thank you for your patience and support. We will provide further information about our re-opening plans and ongoing COVID-Safe operational plans in the coming weeks.

For further information about the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward and COVID-19 response, please visit

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. 

Need a break? Browse the huge range of books and gifts at the Botanical Bookshop, enjoy lunch at Pollen or spoil yourself with a native botanical treatment at the Jindii EcoSpa.