Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens extended temporary closure

The Australian National Botanic Gardens will be temporarily closed to visitors until 18 June 2020.

Our Gardens are treasured by locals and visitors alike, and we understand many people would have been looking forward to visiting, however the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and local communities is our utmost priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time and we encourage social interaction with the Gardens via our website and social media platforms. Please join our online community via Facebook and Instagram as we’ll continue to share stories and provide updates as they come to hand. We also encourage everyone to share stories, special memories and photographs of the Gardens through these platforms.

We will continue to care for our precious living collections and seed collections during the temporary closure.

We look forward to seeing you again in our beautiful Gardens in the future.

This event has finished

Native Plant Sale ended on Sunday 22 March 2020.

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

Saturday 21 March, 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 will be on sale in the southern car park courtesy of the Australian Native Plant Society (ANPS).

With over 50 years of experience growing Australian plants in the Canberra region, the ANPS specialises in well-labelled, good-quality, competitively priced plants that are ideal for new and established gardens.

Gates open at 8.30 am. Come early for best selection and bring a bag or box for your purchases. Sale will continue until all plants sold or by 1.30 pm.

You can find descriptions of most plants in the new edition of ‘Australian Plants for Canberra Region Gardens’, available at the plant sale for $30.


  • $6 (70 mm pot)
  • $8 (90 mm pot)
  • $10 (140 mm pot) each

Bring your own bags and boxes and come early for best selection!

Payment by cash or credit card. ANPS encourages card payment.

Plant lists are available from the Australian Native Plant Society two weeks prior to the sale.

Further information


Saturday 21 March, 8.30 am–1.30 pm


Southern car park


$6 – $10 each