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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.


Eight annual Botanic Art Groups Exhibition
A collection of botanic art featuring the beauty of Australian native plants. Many of the artworks depict plants from the Gardens' living collection.

Saturday 21st March to Sunday 19th April | 9:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery

Coming Up

Delicious afterDARK - An 'adults only' evening combining the best of the Gardens ranger-led after dark tours, complemented by a canapé and wine degustation menu featuring native bush ingredients.
Fri 27 March | 7 pm | $75 pp
Bookings essential | Bookings close 48 hours prior to event

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
Fri 10, 17 & 24 April | 7 pm | $27 adult, $23 child/concession | Not suitable for children under five years | Bookings essential
Special Easter theme Scavenger Hunt |Sold out
Fri 3 April | 7 pm | $30 adult, $25 child/concession

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