Australian National Botanic Gardens

Following the ACT Government’s announcement of the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward, we’re pleased to advise that the Australian National Botanic Gardens, as an ‘outdoor attraction’, is permitted to re-open to the public on 29 October 2021.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gardens from 29 October 2021 and thank you for your patience and support. We will provide further information about our re-opening plans and ongoing COVID-Safe operational plans in the coming weeks.

For further information about the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward and COVID-19 response, please visit https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/

The Gardens are an outdoor classroom for everyone. Schools are welcome to wander and learn at their own pace.

There is no charge for school groups to visit the Gardens and explore. However, bookings are essential for safety reasons.

Book online

You can now book online and check availability for programs with Book Canberra Excursions. For urgent enquiries or changes to bookings within the next two weeks please contact education@anbg.gov.au or call 02 6250 9408.

We also have a range of resource material that self-guided groups can use to explore the Gardens.

Whether you have a curriculum to follow or just want to enjoy a day in the great outdoors, a teacher-guided visit is the perfect way for your school to explore the Gardens.

Ideas for teacher guided programs

Eucalyptus youngiana flower

Adaptation of Australian plants

How have Australian plants adapted to our many different climates? Visit the Gardens to find out!

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Altered Reality prize winner

Schools Photographic competition 2019

Explore the Gardens through the lens and develop your students' photography skills.

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Lino prints of native Australian plants by Patrick Clarke, Jarrod Koch, Katie Jayne O’Brien, Zac Elliot and Sadie Grant Butler

Top draw – drawing Aussie flora

Botanical art meets scientific study in this hands-on drawing activity.

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Who did that.

Who Did That? Children’s Trail

An interactive trail of tracks and traces that will get the imagination working.

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