Exploring the gardens
Plants in the Gardens
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.
Walks you can do
See the range of walking activities here
Flora Explorer Tours
Discover the Gardens in relaxing style in this one hour guided tour aboard a 12-seater electric bus.
When: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays | 1.00 pm
Where: Tours begin outside the Visitor Centre
Cost: $6.00 adult | $3.00 child under 16 and concession | Children under 3 ride free
Purchase tickets: At the Botanical Bookshop in the Visitor Centre
- Common birds within the Gardens, (with drawings and calls)
- Checklist of birds of the Gardens
- Illustrated Checklist of Birds of the Gardens
- Bird portraits by Neville Cayley
- Mammals of the Gardens, with coloured illustrations.
- The Gardens' Bat Hotel, an article about research.
- Frogs (with sound, 1238 K), Frogs without sound (39 K), both with drawings and descriptions.
- Reptiles in the Gardens.
- Dragons in the Gardens.
- The Scribbly Gum Moth.
- The Common Brown Butterfly
- The Macleay Swallowtail Butterfly
Memorials and named buildings in the Gardens
Although the ANBG has had a relatively short history, there are a number of memorials, commemorative building names and plaques on the site.
Art in the Gardens
Public artworks are not a significant part of the Gardens experience at this stage, but our few examples and policy can be seen here.