Australian National Botanic GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
The Botanic gardens are welcome change from the heat and dust of the city. They have a prized collection of plants and the gardens beckon a tired soul to rest and reflect. Spread over 90 hectares, the gardens do a brilliant job of educating people about botany and preserving rare flora and fauna.
Take advantage of the free guided tour that is quite informative. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Canberra itinerary 1 day.
- For public safety in dangerous or potentially dangerous weather conditions, such as high winds or high fire danger, Gardens' staff may decide to close parts of the Gardens.
- Be safe in the Gardens. Walk on the paths and look out for those less sure-footed than you.
- To discourage animals that damage the collection there are no rubbish bins in the Gardens - please take your rubbish home with you or use the bins in the car park.
- To protect the special collection the following are not permitted within the Gardens: ball games, frisbees, kites, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, BBQs and fires.
- Domestic pets, including dogs (other than those registered to assist a visually impaired person), are not permitted in the Gardens.
- During the week ACTION bus route 3 runs through the Australian National University, along Daley Road, and stops close to the gardens.
- The closest stop is on Daley Road, across from Burton and Garran residential halls.
- The Gardens cafe
- Teatra Vivaldi Restaurant
- Subway restaurant
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61.91% of people who visit Canberra include Australian National Botanic Gardens in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
74.21% of people start their Australian National Botanic Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Australian National Botanic Gardens
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Australian National Botanic Gardens
Good place to spend time in the afternoon.The cafeteria Pollen has some great food. It shuts earlier than mentioned on their website though. By around 3 it was shut. The garden is huge and has a wide variety. For botanists or botany enthusiasts this place is amazing. The pathways are well marked and have a decent walkway. If instructions and directions are followed correctly the walk is enjoyable. The garden is divided into sections. And when you compare the rainforest to other sections you can see the difference. Well maintained. Entry is free. One can spend up to 2 hours easily. Ample parking space. Not sure if it's free or paid. Public transport easily accessible from outside the main entrance of the garden. Inside the garden in the parking area only one bus comes which goes to Canberra city centre, from where everything else is accessible.
Amazing garden. Its huge! Beautiful rainforest section. Lovely flowers in bloom. They do tours often. Gift shop is worth checking out. They have some great gifts for Christmas 😀
Amazing. This botanical Gardens is truly gorgeous, with a wide variety of native plants from all around Australia. From rainforest plants to rock gardens and desert plants, this is a wonderful place to come and relax. There are seemingly countless paths everywhere, and birds, reptiles and marsupials to be seen for the quiet and observant visitor. Very highly recommended.
The gardens are beautiful. The coffee shop, as everything else in Canberra, closes the kitchen early, and the only options to eat are cakes or ice cream (not pies or fresh fruits). Forget late lunches. OK for sweets only.
Did the early morning bird walk excellent knowledgeable guides and small groups which made it easy to move around. Shame they run for such a short period. Gardens have a relaxing feel and would be great for a quiet afternoon.