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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.

IMB Bank Sunset Cinema

As the sun sets and the stars come out enjoy the latest films in a beautiful outdoor garden setting. Round up your family and friends for movies under the stars | Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat nights: 16 November - 23 Dec | Gates open 6.30 pm, screening at last light

Program and tickets


Coming Up

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM Wake up with the birds - early morning session | Discover the wide variety of birdlife that call the Gardens home. Learn about our feathery carnivores, pollinators and insectivores, what they get up to and how they fit in | Sunday 29 October | 8.00 am-9.30 am

FLORA EXPLORER TOURS Discover the Gardens in relaxing style with a 45 min guided tour aboard our 13-seater electric bus | Sat, Sun and public holidays at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm; Additional tours 10.30 am every Tues and Thurs 16 September – 15 October | Purchase tickets in the Botanical Bookshop.

EXPOSED A photographic exhibition of images taken in the Gardens by the Friends Photographic Group | Until 22 October

TREES: AS ABOVE, SO BELOW An outdoor art exhibition on the Eucalypt Lawn featuring a collection of 2D and 3D artworks highlighting the role and interconnectedness of trees.

Pollen is now open Pollen, a café featuring healthy, modern, wholesome food and relaxed dining experience, is NOW OPEN at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Bookings available via Pollen website


More information on these and other events and on how to make bookings is available at the Gardens' What's on page