Australian National Botanic Gardens

from 5 pm, Thursday 12 August.

In accordance with the ACT Government’s COVID-19 lockdown requirements, the Gardens is closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and to follow COVID-19 related health recommendations, and updates will be posted on our website and social media channels.

Please visit the ACT health website for further information at We look forward to welcoming you at the Gardens soon.

This event has finished

Ancient Plants and Animals ended on Sunday 18 July 2021.

Visit the What's on page for current and upcoming events.

Current events

ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

Saturday 16 October, 8.30 am–1.30 pm — Southern car park

Browse Canberra's best range of Australian native plants, including many local species. Thousands of plants to choose from.

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Growing Friends Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale – Presented by the Growing Friends

Saturday 13 November, 8.30 am – 11.00 am (or earlier if sold out) — Education Lawn

A boutique sale with plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends from material sourced in the Gardens.

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Monday 12 July – Sunday 18 July, 11 am–12 noon & 2 pm–3 pm daily — Meet at the clock near the entry bridge

Join a free guided walk to see what the vegetation was like in the ages of dinosaurs and megafauna and how it has changed over time.

A look at the impact of geological change on Australia’s plants and animals.

No bookings required.


Monday 12 July – Sunday 18 July, 11 am–12 noon & 2 pm–3 pm daily


Meet at the clock near the entry bridge