Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

Witness the beauty and diversity of the Proteaceae family, which includes iconic Australian flowers like the banksia, grevillea, hakea and waratah.

Proteaceae are grouped together in numerous displays throughout the Gardens. These plants often have great horticultural value thanks to their diverse fruiting and flowering habits.

A highlight of the Gardens’ Proteaceae collection is the unusual white waratah, which produces an abundance of beautiful white blooms in spring.

A white waratah (Telopea speciosissima) A white waratah (Telopea speciosissima)