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

The Gardens offer themed walks and tours for visitors to marvel at the diversity of Australian plants, get moving or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

With the world’s most diverse collection of Australian native plants set within 35 hectares, choose to ramble through the Paperbark, Red Centre or Rock Gardens, wander through the cool Rainforest Gully or picnic on the Eucalypt Lawn. 
Join a free guided walk or climb to the top of Black Mountain to take in the superb views across the city – there are many ways to take in all the Gardens has to offer.