Australian National Botanic Gardens

Discover the stunning diversity of native Australian plants, right here in Canberra

Nestled in the foothills of Black Mountain, the Australian National Botanic Gardens is the perfect retreat from the rush of city life.

Come to the Gardens, breathe in the fresh air, listen to the birds and watch the trees sway with the breeze. Take a stroll beneath the canopy of the Rainforest Gully, enjoy a coffee or a massage, and leave feeling rejuvenated.

With over 4,500 species on display, the Gardens is the only place where you can see the true variety of native Australian plants in one location

What’s on at the Gardens?

Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

Monday 26 September, Wednesday 28 September, Friday 30 September, Tuesday 4 October, Thursday 6 October; 10.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

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ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

15 October, 8.30 am–1.30 pm (or until sold out) — 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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Phylotheca myoporoides 'Poorinda' by sbrogers

Focus on Flowers Guided Walks

10 October – 16 October, 11.00 am–12.00 pm and 2.00 pm–3.00 pm daily — Meet at the clock near the bridge

Discover Australian spring flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny thryptomene, stunning waratahs and big impressive gymea lilies.

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First Friday of every month — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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