Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens extended temporary closure

The Australian National Botanic Gardens will be temporarily closed to visitors until 18 June 2020.

Our Gardens are treasured by locals and visitors alike, and we understand many people would have been looking forward to visiting, however the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and local communities is our utmost priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time and we encourage social interaction with the Gardens via our website and social media platforms. Please join our online community via Facebook and Instagram as we’ll continue to share stories and provide updates as they come to hand. We also encourage everyone to share stories, special memories and photographs of the Gardens through these platforms.

We will continue to care for our precious living collections and seed collections during the temporary closure.

We look forward to seeing you again in our beautiful Gardens in the future.

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

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 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 – up to 30 people
  • boardroom – up to 40 people
  • cafe- or workshop-style – up to 40 people
  • lecture – up to 50 people
  • standing – up to 100 people

How to book

Dickson Room

Meeting in the Dickson Room

The delightfully intimate Dickson Room is just right for small training groups and meetings of up to 30 people.

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:

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

Available seating configurations are:

  • boardroom – up to 16 people
  • standing – up to 30 people.

How to book


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.

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:

  • morning tea
  • lunch
  • afternoon tea.

Book a venue