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 are home to Australia’s finest collection of native plants as well as countless precious wildlife species.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit while helping preserve our amazing plants and animals.

Here are a few tips on how to do this.

Looking after the Gardens

  • Please leave our gardens exactly as you found them. Either take your rubbish home with you or put it in the bins in the carpark.
  • Stay on paths and lawns to avoid damaging any plants or animals.
  • Please do not feed any wildlife in the Gardens – it disturbs their natural diet and can make them unwell.
  • Let us know if you see an injured animal in the Gardens. Contact staff at the Visitor Centre in person or by calling 02 6250 9588.
  • Ball games, frisbees, kites, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, barbecues and fires are not permitted in the Gardens.
  • Dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed in the Gardens unless they are a registered assistance animal.

Staying safe

  • Keep an eye out for snakes and other potentially dangerous visitors to the Gardens.
  • If you injure yourself or feel unwell in the Gardens, contact the Visitor Centre for first aid.
  • Staff may close parts of the Gardens during potentially dangerous weather conditions such as high winds or high fire danger. For your own safety, do not try to enter any closed areas.

Enjoy your day in the Australian National Botanic Gardens!