Current COVID-19 restrictions FAQ
Please read our FAQ regarding the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the Gardens.
Is the Australian National Botanic Gardens open?
Most parts of the Australian National Botanic Gardens have re-opened to visitors.
How will you manage COVID-19 health recommendations?
We have completed a risk assessment and introduced measures to protect visitors.
To avoid bottlenecks, especially on narrow paths, high visitation pedestrian routes are one-way. This will prevent the need for visitors to pass each other and limit the total number of people they come in to contact with. Directional signage and arrows have been installed and sanitising stations have been placed around the Gardens.
We encourage visitors to adhere to the ongoing social distancing rules and remain 1.5m from each other.
Is the whole of the Gardens open?
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.
While most of the Gardens are now open, parts of the Rainforest Gully remain closed. Public amenities including toilets and baby change rooms are open.
Is the Gardens holding any events or public programs?
Guided walks are available daily at 11.00 am for up to 10 people from two household groups to maintain physical distancing in the Gardens. Private Guided Walks can be booked for up to 6 people from one household group 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 and depart from the Visitor Centre at 11.30 am. Bookings and ticket purchase are available through the Botanical Bookshop.
Sunset Cinema will take place Wednesdays – Saturdays and some Sundays from 10 December 2020 through 14 February 2021. Program details will be available through the Sunset Cinema website.
When will all areas of the Gardens re-open?
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.