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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.


NATIONAL EUCALYPT DAY - a week of activities in the Gardens

Celebrate Australia's iconic trees with a range of activites for all ages throughout the week. Monday 20 March - Sunday 27 March

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Coming Up

NATIVE PLANT SALE presented by the Growing Friends | A boutique sale with plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends and material sourced in the Gardens. Included in this year's autumn plant sale will be a selection of Acacia, Banksia, Correa, and Crowea| Saturday 25 March in the Crosbie Morrison Car Park | 8:30am - 11:00am

ART IN THE GARDENS WITH FRIENDS A collection of ceramic, sketch and notebook works conveying the beauty of Australian plants in a variety of media. 18 March - 17 April

BUSHLAND NATURE WALK - NOW OPEN Our brand new Bushland Nature Walk on Black Mountain is now open! With spectacular views through the trees to Canberra City, Parliament House and beyond, the walk gives a glimpse of some of the unique plants and animals living on Black Mountain | 2.2 km return | Approximate time 1 hour | easy to moderate

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