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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.

Summer Sounds

As the sun goes down over the Gardens, enjoy live music, delicious food and drink and socialising on the picturesque Eucalypt Lawn | Sat and Sun, 27 Jan to 4 Feb | 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm | Eucalypt Lawn


Coming Up

SNAKES ALIVE A live exhibition showcasing a variety of Australian reptiles and amphibians, many of which are threatened, endangered and very rarely seen in the wild or captivity | 15 - 21 January 2018 | 10.00 am-4.00 pm | Feeding times 10.30 am and 1.00 pm daily | Crosbie Morrison Building

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 | Extra Tours in January - Fridays 10.30am and 1.30 pm | Purchase tickets in the Botanical Bookshop

UP CLOSE An exhibition of botanical paintings by Ruth Dodd | 29 November 2017 to 6 January 2018, 8.30 am–4.30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery

Pollen, a café featuring healthy, modern, wholesome food and relaxed dining experience, is NOW OPEN 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