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.
RED CENTRE GARDEN NOW OPEN!!
IMAGINE YOURSELF WANDERING THROUGH THE RED CENTRE ...
from its vast sand plains and dunes, rocky escarpments and breakaway country, to desert rivers and the gibber plains.
Journey to the top of the Gardens and see a selection of plants from Central Australia's iconic and dominant plant communities, including the mulga country, the majestic desert oaks, ghost gum woodlands, spinifex grasslands and saltbush scrub.
Sunset Cinema - Gather your family and friends, pack a picnic and head outdoors for an unforgettable night of film under the stars at the Gardens. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights | 15th November to 21st December | Gates open at 7pm
Flora Explorer Tours- Discover the Gardens in relaxing style in this one hour guided tour aboard a 12-seater electric bus | Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays and Tuesdays and Thursdays during school holidays | 1.00 pm
Summer Sounds Concert Series - Saturdays and Sundays 4 - 26 January 2014 | 6.00 pm | Eucalypt Lawn
Flix in the Stix - Featuring award winning international Short Films, 8 Times Aria Award Winning Artists Eskimo Joe and the World’s awesomest comedy act, The Axis of Awesome | Saturday 1 February