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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.


Pollen, a café featuring healthy, modern, wholesome food and relaxed dining experience, is NOW OPEN at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Contact:

Bookings available via Pollen website

Coming Up

BILBY HOLIDAY TREASURE HUNT Follow the clues on this special holiday trail through the Gardens and help Bilby find her lost treasure. Pick up a map and the first clue in the Visitor Centre. Suitable for families.

CANBERRA AND REGION HERITAGE FESTIVAL EVENTS AT THE GARDENS - Join a ranger on an Indigenous Plant Use Walk or participate in a Traditional Weaving Workshop | Various dates and times throughout the festival.

POINT OF DIFFERENCE An exhibition presenting the beauty of plants and flowers through printmaking and illustrative techniques, by Kim Bagot-Hiller | 19 April - 21 May

BUSHLAND NATURE WALK - NOW OPEN Our brand new Bushland Nature Walk on Black Mountain is now open! With spectacular views through the trees to Canberra City, Parliament House and beyond, the walk gives a glimpse of some of the unique plants and animals living on Black Mountain | 2.2 km return | Approximate time 1 hour | easy to moderate

ART IN THE GARDENS WITH FRIENDS A collection of ceramic, sketch and notebook works conveying the beauty of Australian plants in a variety of media | Until 17 April

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