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.
Unlock the garden gates and shine a spotlight onto a whole new world.
Visit the Gardens after closing time to experience the sounds, smells and textures of the Gardens in the dark.
This is a great evening activity for local and interstate schools, scouts, guides and other groups.
Choose between a 60 minute or 90 minute program.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your group’s scheduled start time.
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