Australian National Botanic Gardens

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Black Mountain, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601, Canberra
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +02-62509540
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids

About Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

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.

Australian National Botanic Gardens Information

  • 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.

How To reach Australian National Botanic Gardens by Public Transport

  • 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.

Restaurants Near Australian National Botanic Gardens

  • The Gardens cafe
  • Teatra Vivaldi Restaurant
  • Boffins
  • Subway restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Australian National Botanic Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Canberra include Australian National Botanic Gardens in their plan

  • 61.96% 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Australian National Botanic Gardens

People normally club together Lake Burley Griffin and National Museum Of Australia while planning their visit to Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra Reviews

  • Ĺovely gardens for an afternoon walk. The flora here is mainly Australian native. The great thing about this park are the many little walks that take you along the bush and allow you to get close and personal. There is also an area dedicated to rainforest with walkways at different levels to allow you to appreciate all the vegetation, not only at ground level but also in the canopies. We were able to spot a wallaby and various lizards.

  • The collection is enormous and highly informative! Could wander here for days. As a bonus, the water dragons in the rock pool were out sunning themselves! Did the 'flower to tower' walk and found it to be a really scenic walk.

  • Exquisite. Beautiful shaded areas interspersed with sunny meadows, fabulous range of plants and climate zones. The artificially cold-misted rainforest gully is unbelievable. See pictures. The visitors centre too, very bright, clean and well staffed. A top quality cafe. Walk through to start the steep climb up to the top of Black Mountain. Fabulous.

  • Took the tour "bus" and it made the whole experience much more pleasant on a 30+ degree day. Guides are volunteers and ours was friendly and full of both plant and historical knowledge with respect to the gardens. She was lovely and the gardens were, in parts, beautiful (note that I'm a fan of the forest more so than the bush look)

  • I’m giving 5 stars because the gardens are very well done. The volunteers were very helpful and we got to see a lot of great plants and learned a lot. The bookshop is also very good

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