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.

Ready to reserve a venue at the Australian National Botanic Gardens? We’re here to help.

Venues can be booked every day except Christmas Day.


To start planning your special day, please contact the Wedding Coordinators at Pollen cafe and restaurant:

Indoor and outdoor venues

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 for more information.

To discuss your meeting or function needs, please contact our Venue Officer:


The Gardens offers on-site catering courtesy of Pollen, our award-winning cafe and restaurant.

Pollen will provide a variety of modern, delicious, healthy food and drink options for your meeting or special event.

To discuss your catering requirements, please contact Pollen on 02 6262 1440 or