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Rainforest to desert under moonlight

Imagine wandering through the cool misty rainforests of Queensland before stepping into Australia's Red Centre to enjoy a silver-service dessert under the stars – an experience not many people had the opportunity of doing, until recently [read more].

Win a painting for Mother's Day

Tell us what your mum's favourite place to be in the Gardens is and why for a chance to win this beautiful painting by renowned botanical artist, Katrine Scott-Findlay [read more].

A passion for lichens

Welcome to Dr Cecile Gueidan, the newest member of staff at the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research [read more]!

100 things to do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens
100 things to do at the Gardens - Here's the list !

As Canberra celebrated its 101st birthday, the Australian National Botanic Gardens celebrated our own milestone – we fulfilled our promise and compiled '100 things to do in the Gardens' on Facebook [read more].

Botanic Art Group Exhibition
Art in the Gardens with Friends

The popular Art in the Gardens with Friends botanical art exhibition is back for its seventh year at the Australian National Botanic Gardens [read more].

Alex Sloan
Win a walk with Alex Sloan

If you love bushwalking, have a special connection to Canberra or make a difference to this city through what you do, then [read more].

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A gift to your Gardens

Did you know you can donate online?

We welcome your generous support to help us continue to enhance the highest quality of enjoyment, learning and research in horticultural practice, plant science and community education [read more].

Gardens venues and catering from Floresco - perfect for your next occasion

The Gardens is the perfect place to hold your next occasion. With a range of facilities, beautiful surroundings and delicious catering, the Gardens is an ideal venue for your celebrations, meetings, training days or presentations [read more].


Celebrate Easter in the Gardens and make your own Bilby mask or other Easter masterpiece

Friday 18 April – Monday 21 April 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Be treated with a heart warming hot chocolate then embark on a fascinating night tour of the Gardens. Finish by star gazing on the Rock Garden Lawn with the Canberra Astronomical Society. Not suitable for children under 5 years .

Wednesday 16 April, Wednesday 23 April and Saturday 3 May 7.00 pm | $22.50 adult, $16.50 child | Bookings essential

Warm your hearts and hands with a delicious hot chocolate then construct your own hand-made lantern. Have your lanterns lit by a guide then embark on a fascinating after dark discovery of the Gardens

Saturday 7 June, 5 July 6.30 pm | $22.50 adult, $16.50 child | Bookings essential

Fascination of Plants Day

Discover Australian eucalypt stories on a self-guided eucalypt trail or take a free guided walk to celebrate Fascination of Plants Day. Pick up your eucalypt trail brochure from the Visitor Centre.

When: Saturday 18 May | Fascination of Plants Day official website

Enjoy stories and craft activities in the Gardens. Suitable for pre-schoolers | April – Bilby Stories  | May – Mother’s Day Stories  | June – Bird Stories  | July – Doona Stories

First Friday of every month | 10.00 am | Follow the signs from the café bridge | $5 per child

A collection of botanical paintings and drawings by the Friends’ Botanic Art Group.  Artworks for sale

Until Monday 21 April 9.30 am – 4.30 pm | Visitor Centre Gallery | Free entry


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