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Inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora

The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.

The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist reintroduction to their natural habitat.

IMB Bank Sunset Cinema

As the sun sets and the stars come out enjoy the latest films in a beautiful outdoor garden setting. Round up your family and friends for movies under the stars | Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat nights: 16 November - 23 Dec | Gates open 6.30 pm, screening at last light

Program and tickets


Coming Up

BIODIVERSITY DETECTIVES-SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM This summer, kids can immerse themselves in the wonderful and intriguing world of nature and discovery in our new full-day hands-on science workshops for 7-12 year olds | T, W, and Th 16, 17, 18 and 23 24 and 25 January | Bookings required

FLORA EXPLORER TOURS Discover the Gardens in relaxing style with a 45 min guided tour aboard our 13-seater electric bus | Sat, Sun and public holidays at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm | Purchase tickets in the Botanical Bookshop.

UP CLOSE An exhibition of botanical paintings by Ruth Dodd | 29 November 2017 to 6 January 2018, 8.30 am–4.30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery

Pollen, a café featuring healthy, modern, wholesome food and relaxed dining experience, is NOW OPEN at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Bookings available via Pollen website


More information on these and other events and on how to make bookings is available at the Gardens' What's on page