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20 January 2003

Partial Closure of the Gardens during Total Fire Ban days

The Australian National Botanic Gardens will be partially closed to the public on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 January 2003, to minimize public risk during Total Fire Ban days and fire emergencies in the Australian Capital Territory.

The lower section of the Gardens will remain open to the public, comprising Hudsons Café, the Gardens Bookshop, the Visitor Centre and the carpark.

Opening hours on 20 and 21 January will be limited between 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

For further information please contact the Visitor Centre on 6250 9540 or check our website at

Media Contact:

Mr Robin Nielsen
Australian National Botanic Gardens

Ph 62509500
Mb 0429 621 855



Updated 20 January, 2003 by Murray Fagg