Australian National Botanic Gardens

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.

The Australian National Botanic Gardens has a variety of beautiful outdoor function venues set among themed gardens.

Our outdoor venues provide a beautiful backdrop for:

  • weddings
  • anniversaries
  • engagements
  • birthday parties.

COVID-19 Update
The Gardens has developed protocols to ensure the continued comfort and safety of clients, visitors and staff, adhering to current ACT Government regulations and requirements. Please see our COVID-19 Information for Venue Hires and COVID Safety Plan for more information.

How to book

Rock Garden

The rock garden lawn

A green lawn set among a rocky outcrop with a waterfall backdrop. It’s the perfect venue for a small to medium event such as a wedding ceremony, kids’ party or family gathering.

  • Capacity 200 people.
  • Located 460 metres from the car park.
  • Power is available.

    How to book

Ducrou Pavilion

The Ducrou Pavilion

The Ducrou Pavilion is perfect for a small performance or private gathering. Surrounded by an expanse of grass, it has ample shelter and views of a pristine lawn and giant gum trees.

  • Capacity 150 people.
  • Located 500 metres from the car park.
  • Sheltered site.
  • Power is available.

    How to book

Burbidge Amphitheatre

Burbidge Amphitheatre

Located at the top of the Eucalypt Lawn, this tiered venue provides a picturesque setting for intimate events (such as saying “I do”).

The amphitheatre is set among tall gum trees and has lovely rock walls and a lush lawn .

  • Capacity of 200 people.
  • Located 500 metres from the car park.
  • Shaded site.
  • Power is available.

    How to book

Brittle Gum Lawn

Brittle Gum Lawn

Perfect for small to medium gatherings such as family picnics, parties and special ceremonies, this venue offers a lovely private setting with green lawns and a diversity of Australian plants.

  • Capacity of 280 people.
  • Located 230 metres from the car park.
  • Shaded site.

    How to book

Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre and Lawn

Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre

The amphitheatre is directly outside the Crosbie Morrison Room and overlooks a lawn and ponds surrounded by she-oaks. It’s a great spot for launches, parties, celebrations and open days.

  • The Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre and lawn has capacity of 980 people
  • Located 100 metres from the car park.
  • Sheltered site.
  • Power available.

    How to book

Function catering

Hosting a special event in the Gardens? Make life easier with catering from the award-winning Pollen cafe and restaurant.

Pollen will provide a variety of modern, delicious and healthy food and drink options to wow your guests.

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