Australian National Botanic Gardens

Daily, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

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.

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

Leigh Murray

Inspiration from the Gardens

11 May-5 June — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition capturing the beauty and diversity of native flora to encourage a deeper appreciation of the importance of the Gardens Living Collection. 

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Euc – Ingrid

Fired Earth: inspired by nature

1 September – 2 October 2022 — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition exploring the connection between the earth, the Australian flora, and humanity.

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Eucalyptus kingsmillii, Mt Annan Botanic Garden

Gardens Near and Far

3 – 28 August; 9.30 am-4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition depicting flora and landscapes inspired from visits to public, private and overseas gardens and from the artist’s local region of Yass, New South Wales.

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8 June - 26 June — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition celebrating the connection of siblings to nature, strengthened by shared interests and practices. The exhibition demonstrates artistic expression of indigenous flora using mosaics and recycled plant materials.

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Regenerate exhibition


29 June – 31 July — Visitor Centre Gallery

A communal creative exploration of the way Australian bushland responds to fire, in particular the regeneration that occurs in Australian bushland after bushfires.

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Mosaics by Dirk Lejeune

Dirk Lejuene Timber Mosaics

26 October – 20 November — Visitor Centre Gallery

A sculptural feast of three dimensional decorative wood mosaics by Dirk Lejeune.

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