Australian National Botanic Gardens

from 5 pm, Thursday 12 August.

In accordance with the ACT Government’s COVID-19 lockdown requirements, the Gardens is closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and to follow COVID-19 related health recommendations, and updates will be posted on our website and social media channels.

Please visit the ACT health website for further information at We look forward to welcoming you at the Gardens soon.

Stroll on the grass, hug a mighty tree and listen to a chorus of beautiful birdsong.

The Eucalypt Lawn offers plenty of spots to relax in the shade of more than 70 different types of eucalypts. Around one-fifth of Australia’s iconic eucalypt species are represented here, scattered around a soft green lawn.

This is a great place to enjoy a picnic or our summertime concerts and outdoor cinema.

The Burbidge Amphitheatre is situated in the upper part of the Eucalypt Lawn. The Ducrou Pavilion is also on the lawn and is a popular picnic spot for groups.