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 boast around 75,000 plants from over 4,300 species. That’s about a fifth of Australia’s known native plant species.

Our collection is arranged around several themes. Many plants are grouped by their geographic origin, botanical family or the ways they are used by Indigenous Australians.

Some areas display Australia’s rare and endangered plants. Others are organised by horticultural attributes to help you develop a native garden at home.

Explore our garden highlights to discover Australia’s diverse habitats and botanical wonders.