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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.

Art in the Gardens with Friends

An exhibition of botanical art by the Friends of the Gardens Botanic Art Group. Featuring numerous threatened and endangered species, the exhibition highlights the diverse nature of Australia's flora.

Until 15 April | 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily | Visitor Centre Gallery



Coming Up

FLORA EXPLORER TOURS Discover the Gardens in relaxing style with a 45 min guided tour aboard our 13-seater electric bus | Sat, Sun and public holidays at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm | Book tickets in the Botanical Bookshop

INDIGENOUS PLANT USE WALKS - Canberra and Region heritage Festival Discover the fragile beauty of Australia's threatened and endangered plant species at this very special exhibition by the Friends Botanic Art Groupsdiscover how Indigenous people from across Australia used plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice. | Wed 18 April 10.30 am, Sat 21 April 10.00 am and 11.30 am | Bookings essential.

Pollen, a café featuring healthy, modern, wholesome food and relaxed dining experience at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Bookings available via Pollen website


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