Australian National Botanic Gardens

Please read our FAQ regarding the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the Gardens.

The Gardens offer a picturesque and central location for your next meeting.

Whether it’s a small meeting, a large workshop, a lecture or a planning day, we have a room to suit your needs.

Our venues include free wi-fi, audio-visual equipment and electronic whiteboards. Additional equipment is available upon request.

Please ask about our weekend, after-hours and multi-booking discounts.

How to book

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.

Crosbie Morrison Building

Presentation in the Crosbie Morrison Room

With views across a lush green lawn and tranquil ponds surrounded by she-oaks, the Crosbie Morrison Building is an easy walk from the carpark and is close to Pollen cafe.

The Crosbie Morrison Building has a COVID-19 restricted capacity of 48 people.

The hire space includes a spacious room, break-out/catering room and a small kitchenette. It is perfect for:

  • training
  • planning days
  • workshops
  • meetings
  • private functions.

Available seating configurations are:

  • U-shape
  • boardroom
  • cafe or workshop
  • standing.

    How to book

Dickson Room

Meeting in the Dickson Room

The delightfully intimate Dickson Room is just right for small training groups and meetings.

The room has a small kitchen and offers easy access to toilets and the cafe. The private outdoor courtyard is ideal for mingling and cocktails.

The Dickson Room has a COVID-19 restricted capacity of 12 people.

The Dickson Room has:

  • audio-visual equipment
  • an electronic whiteboard
  • excellent natural light
  • a lovely private courtyard.

Available seating configurations are:


Presentation in the theatre

Ideal for lectures, film screenings and presentations, the theatre offers audio-visual equipment, lighting facilities and tiered seating for up to 90 people.

This venue has easy access to toilets and the cafe.

The Theatrette has a COVID-19 restricted capacity of 40 people.

How to book

Optional extras

Refresh and recharge activities

Meeting participant looking at outdoor plants with a ranger

Break up your meeting and keep participants on track with our refresh and recharge activities.

Get moving and join a ranger for a guided walk, or clear your head and relax with a mindfulness session at Jindii EcoSpa.

To discuss activity options, please contact our Venue Officer:


Your team can’t work on an empty stomach. Our award-winning Pollen cafe and restaurant offers a variety of modern, delicious and healthy food and drinks.

Pollen can cater for: