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.
NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS OPEN DAY - Join us on this national day to celebrate botanic gardens, with craft activities, behind-the-scenes tours, botanic art demonstrations, face painting, yoga and massage, and more. learn about threatened plants and how the Gardens is helping to save them | Sunday 28 May 10.00am - 2.00pm
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
More information on these and other events and on how to make bookings is available at the Gardens' What's on page