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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 - 23 March

Celebrate all aspects of eucalypts and participate in a fun and educational day!

Gumnut Tales and Adventures Join us for a special Snugglepot and Ccuddlepie-themed storytime in the Gardens | Fri 23 March

Lunchtime Eucalypt Walk with eucalypt expert John Turnbull | Fri 23 March 12.00 pm from the Visitor Centre

Eucalypt craft activities in the Botanical Bookshop | Fri 23 March

Eucalypt Dye Workshop Learn to make eucalypt leaf and bark dyes, and imprints on fabric with eucalypt leaves |Sun 25 March



Coming Up

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 | Book tickets in the Botanical Bookshop

BOTANIC ART EXHIBITION - Threatened and endagered species Discover the fragile beauty of Australia's threatened and endangered plant species at this very special exhibition by the Friends Botanic Art Groups | Unti 15 April | 8.30 am–4.30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery

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