Parks Australia

Monday 18 May 2020

Is the Australian National Botanic Gardens open?

Most parts of the Australian National Botanic Gardens have re-opened to visitors.

How will you manage COVID19 health recommendations?

We have completed a risk assessment and introduced measures to protect visitors.

To avoid bottlenecks, especially on narrow paths, high visitation pedestrian routes are one-way. This will prevent the need for visitors to pass each other and limit the total number of people they come in to contact with. Directional signage and arrows have been installed and sanitising stations have been placed around the Gardens.

We encourage visitors to adhere to the ongoing social distancing rules and remain 1.5m from each other.

Is the whole of the Gardens open?

The Visitor Centre, Botanical Bookshop and Jindii Eco Spa are open. Pollen café is open for both take away and dining-in from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Bookings are essential for dining-in.

While most of the Garden are now open, parts of the Rainforest Gully remain closed. Public amenities including toilets and baby change rooms are open.

Is the Gardens holding any events or public programs?

Our guided walks and Flora Explorer tours, events and public programs remain cancelled until further notice.

When will all areas of the Gardens re-open?

We will continue to monitor the situation and to follow COVID-19 related health recommendations. Updates will be posted on our website and social media channels.