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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.

MEGAfauna afterDARK

Experience a night like no other in an immersive, illuminated and cultural event. Explore the Gardens by night and discover MEGAfauna illuminated after dark. Be enchanted with a local Gurulidj (Bunyip) story and song by First Nations storyteller Tyronne Bell.

2, 3, 7, 8 & 9 July | 5.30 pm–8.30 pm — Throughout the Gardens

Adult $32; Child (414 years) $30; Family (2 adult + 2 child) $120; Add light supper by Pollen cafe $15.65 (includes ticketing fee)

Bookings essential