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

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: