Australian National Botanic Gardens

Daily, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

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 always an exhibition in the Visitor Centre Gallery.

Exhibitions explore the Australian environment through diverse creative forms including fine art, craft, photography and sculpture.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Banksia baxteri by Graham Gall


25 November – 12 December — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition showcasing the wide-ranging diversity of native flora and fauna through the medium of photographs.

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Psalm 145

Illustrating five Australian regions and their flora and fauna: illuminating the Book of Psalms

26 January – 20 February 2022; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition of naturalistic watercolour works depicting the regions of Tasmania, The Kimberley WA, Gariwerd (The Grampians) Vic, The Red Centre NT and The Hunter, NSW, and their flora and fauna.

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Leptospermum by Stephanie Jacovac

Reclaiming the Bush

15 December – 23 January 2022; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

The exhibition brings an eye of the viewer into the intimate space of wildflowers, usually seen only when on the forest ground.

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