Australian National Botanic Gardens

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.

Discover the many ingenious ways Australian Aboriginal people used plants for food, fire, tools and more on this self-guided walk.

Learn about Aboriginal culture and customs, particularly the local Ngunnawal people.

Aboriginal cultures of Australia are the oldest living cultures in the world. These cultures have been passed on over thousands of years, including knowledge of plants used to survive in Australia’s sometimes inhospitable environments.

Pick up copy of the Aboriginal Plant Use Trail Walk map (PDF 356 KB) from the Visitor Centre.

Please do not pick or eat the plants.

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not wheelchair accessible

Type of walk

Loop track

Walk grade

Easy to moderate

Walk distance

1.2 km

Time required

1 hour