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The Gardens

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.

Art in the Gardens with Friends

Seventh annual exhibition by the Friends Botanic Art Groups.

Saturday 22 March to Monday 21 April, 2014 | 9:00 - 4:30 daily | More Information

Coming Up

Stargazers AfterDARK Tours
Saturdays 5 April and Sat 3 May, plus special school holiday tours on Wed 16 April - this date SOLD OUT | 7pm (gates open 6.30pm and close promptly at 7pm)

AfterDARK Firefly Tours
Saturdays 7 June, 5 July & 2 August | 7pm