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.

Check the time on the sundial, unwind by the waterfall or laze on the lawn at the Rock Garden.

The much-loved Rock Garden is one of the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ most popular areas.

The garden’s special soils support a wide variety of plants that naturally occur in habitats ranging from alpine areas to deserts.

The Rock Garden is where you’ll find some of our smallest, most intricate plants nestled into carefully prepared garden beds. Brightly coloured flowers and a stunning waterfall add to the beauty of this exceptional area.

The waterfall in the Rock Garden The waterfall in the Rock Garden