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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.


Craft ACT Artist-in-Residence: 'Their Story' Exhibition


An exhibition showcasing the processes used to develop the artists' final craft works from their 2014 Craft ACT Artist-in-Residence program. The Bogs and Fens theme gave artists an opportunity to link ideas, feelings and emotions from field experience within bogs and fens with research at the Gardens.

24 April – 16 May 2015 | 9.30 am – 4.30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery | Free


Sally Blake. Seed Baskets (detail) 2014-5. Plant dyed wool and silk silver wire. Image courtesy of the artist

Coming Up

afterDARK Scavenger Hunts
New tours and challenges for 2015! Gather your family, bring a torch, follow the clues and discover the fascinating plant, insect and other animal life in the Gardens at night.
School Holiday Hunts - sold out
Fri 24 April sold out and new date 1 May | 7 pm | $27 adult, $23 child/concession | Not suitable for children under five years | Bookings essential

Bookings and a full events listing available at the Gardens' tourism website What's on page