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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.

Flora Explorer bus tours

Discover the Gardens in relaxing style with a 45-minute guided tour aboard our electric bus. Join an experienced and knowledgeable guide and get an insight into the main highlights of the Gardens.

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 11.30 am & 1.30 pm — Departs from the Visitor Centre

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