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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.


2015 Summer Sounds with The Central


Celebrate summer with a series of live music on the Eucalypt Lawn

Saturdays & Sundays in January 3 - 25 Jan | 5.30 – 7.30 pm
Extended Australia Day concert on Sun 25 Jan | 5.30 – 8.30 pm Eucalypt Lawn
$5 adults, $2 conc, 17 years and under free

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Coming Up

HAVE YOUR SAY! a Master Plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens You are invited to have your say on the future development of the Gardens. Public consultation period open to 23 January 2015.

Delicious afterDARK - Our popular 'adults only' tours are back with new menu and wines. A perfect way to spend a warm summer evening in the Gardens, every Friday 9 January to 27 March 2015.

Sunset Cinema - Enjoy latest releases, children's and classic films in the beautiful garden surrounds. Bring a picnic or purchase your dinner at the event.
Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings from 14 Nov – 20 Dec | 7.00 pm | Eucalypt Lawn | Various ticket and seating price options