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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.

An evening with Steve Parish – evening talk -

From Lake Eyre in flood to a feather in a pond, this talk reveals the inner thoughts and feelings of Steve Parish as an artist | Friday 10 October | 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Steve Parish Nature Photography Workshop

A Unique Weekend Photo Workshop with Steve Parish designed to inspire photographers at every level | Saturday and Sunday 11 - 12 October | 8.30am to 4.00pm


Coming Up

afterDARK Scavenger Hunt Tours - Gather your family for a night-time botanical scavenger hunt with treasures and treats to be found. Bring your torch, follow the clues and discover the fascinating plant, insect and other animal life in the Gardens at night.
4, 8 & 11 Oct | 1 Nov | 7 pm

An evening with Steve Parish – evening talk - From Lake Eyre in flood to a feather in a pond, this talk reveals the inner thoughts and feelings of Steve Parish as an artist |Friday 10 October | 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Steve Parish Nature Photography Workshop - A Unique Weekend Photo Workshop with Steve Parish designed to inspire photographers at every level | Saturday and Sunday 11 - 12 October | 8.30am to 4.00pm

Breakfast with the Birds | SOLD OUT - Observe amazing birdlife in the beautiful Gardens, followed by a delicious hot breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens | Saturdays and Sundays | 7.45 am