Australian National Botanic Gardens

Friday 23 October 2020

Is the Australian National Botanic Gardens open?

All parts of the Australian National Botanic Gardens have re-opened to visitors.

The Visitor Centre, Botanical Bookshop and Jindii Eco Spa are open. Pollen café is open for both take away and dining-in from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bookings are essential for dining-in.

Public amenities including toilets and baby change rooms are open.

How will you manage COVID-19 health recommendations?

We have completed a risk assessment and introduced measures to protect visitors.

Sanitising stations have been placed around the Gardens.

As restrictions have eased, we have reopened all pathways and pedestrian routes are now two-way. We encourage visitors to adhere to the ongoing social distancing rules and remain 1.5m from each other.

Is the Gardens holding any events or public programs?

Guided walks are available daily at 11.00 am for up to 10 people. Private Guided Walks can be booked for up to 6 people with a tailored tour to suit special interests or purchase as a gift.

Flora Explorer electric bus tours are available on weekends and public holidays for up to 8 people and depart from the Visitor Centre at 11.30 am. Bookings and ticket purchase are available through the Botanical Bookshop.

Masks required in indoor spaces

As of midnight 28 June 2021, visitors to the Gardens will be required to wear face masks in our indoor spaces until further notice, following from the new public health guidelines issued for the Australian Capital Territory. 

Face mask requirements do not apply to:

  • Persons under 12 years,
  • A person with a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability that makes wearing a fitted face covering unsuitable 

We will continue to monitor the situation and to follow COVID-19 related health recommendations. Updates will be posted on our website and social media channels.