Parks Australia

Monday 18 May 2020

Is the Australian National Botanic Gardens open?

Parts of the Australian National Botanic Gardens re-opened to visitors as of Monday 18 May 2020.

How will you manage COVID19 health recommendations?

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

We are currently allowing only a limited number of visitors into the Gardens. To assist with physical distancing requirements, we will close the gates when we reach 80% of our capacity.

To avoid bottlenecks, especially on narrow paths, high visitation routes will be a one-way-flow. 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 staff and visitors to adhere to the ongoing social distancing rules and remain 1.5m from each other. We have placed sanitising stations around the Gardens for your convenience.

Is the whole of the Gardens open?

The Visitor Centre, Botanical Bookshop and Jindii Eco Spa remain closed. Pollen café is open for take away and bookings are available for small groups from 30 May. The Who Did That? children’s trail, the Paperbark Treehouse, sheltered areas and sections of the Rainforest Gully will also remain closed.

Public amenities such as toilets and baby change rooms are open.

Some areas of the rainforest, The Who Did That? children’s trail, the Paperbark Treehouse, sheltered areas and sections of the Rainforest Gully will also remain closed.

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 other areas of the Gardens reopen?

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.