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The Gardens

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.

Focus on Flowers guided walks

Discover Australian spring flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny Thryptomene, stunning Waratahs and impressive Gymea Lilies. Join a volunteer guide to see some of these stunning flowers on a free guided walk through the Gardens.

Monday 10 October–Sunday 16 October, 11.00 am–12.00 pm & 2.00 pm-3.00 pm daily | Free | Meet at the clock near the bridge

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