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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.


We invite suitably experienced event organisers to submit proposals for a licence agreement to conduct commercial events and public programs in the Australian National Botanic Gardens.


WE'D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK! We value your feedback on Summer Sounds 2016 and invite you to complete our short survey. Each survey participant will go into the draw to win an annual double pass to Gardens' ticketed events (valued at $400).

2016 Summer Sounds Concert Series | presented by Maliganis Edwards Johnson. This year's concerts will delight music lovers of all ages with performances ranging from gypsy jazz to kids rock, with a taste of folk, indie and big band party sounds | FINAL WEEKEND 6 & 7 Feb | concerts commence 5.30 pm and conclude 7.30 pm

Delicious AfterDARK Tours | An exquisite evening of fine wine, delicious food and unique ambience | 4 & 11 Mar | 7 pm | $75 per person

12th Australian Native Plants as Bonsai Exhibition Presented by the Canberra Bonsai Society including guided walks at 12 pm and demonstrations at 2 pm | 27 & 28 February | 9.30 am – 4.30 pm | Adults $5, concession $3, children 12 yrs & under free

Bookings and a full events listing available at the Gardens' What's on page