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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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very pleasant surrounds to have a meal

we got lost driving around canberra..we called in at the kiosk to the garednes for a light... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane Region, Australia
My favourite place in Canberra

Gorgeous gardens, love walking through them - especially the rainforest area. Pollen cafe also does... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Canberra, Australia
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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Reviewed 5 days ago

we got lost driving around canberra..we called in at the kiosk to the garednes for a light lunch..the food was so well presented, bit not a great range..my egg benedict with smoked ham was just so delicious and my husband ordered Granola,,a srange dish for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous gardens, love walking through them - especially the rainforest area. Pollen cafe also does amazing food and coffee

Thank kristieleeee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The botanic gardens are well worth taking the time to visit, even in winter. The variety of native trees and bushes was amazing. the cafe is great too!

Thank ilab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a variety of spaces, plants a m d climates. There is even a garden from the Western Desert in Western Australia prepared with input from the Marty people, the indigenous population of that area, stunning. Kids have a great a time exploring and looming...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we had just walked down from Telstra Tower we only had a brief stroll through the gardens. Each section was well set out and sign posted. It all appeared to be wheelchair accessible which is great.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tourist loop bus serves the gardens so they are easy to get to. There are good printed materials available to guide you around the paths, and a seasonal brochure for what's in flower at the time of your visit. I walked most of the...More

1  Thank NZer_101
Reviewed 17 July 2018

If you love gardens or are visiting from overseas it is worth spending a couple of hours here see the diverse types of Australian plants.

2  Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This was the first Botanic garden that we had to pay for parking. It didn't matter. There were a lovely cascade. Nearby was a rock where fungus could grow. There was a region for tropical trees. Attractive! There was even a paperback Tree house. It...More

1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I am a Canberra resident and visited the cafe on a Sunday morning to celebrate a birthday. I found the menu to be very restricted and expensive. I would not visit there again

1  Thank smutty47
Reviewed 19 June 2018

for a national area this botanic garden leaves much to be desired, it is winter but the visit was depressing.

1  Thank Jennifer W
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Paul C
10 December 2017|
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Response from Sabrina S | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have electric mobility scooters available at the Visitor Centre. They can travel through the highlights of the Gardens on the Main path.
Judy L
17 November 2017|
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Response from Theo V | Reviewed this property |
11 April 2017|
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Response from Sabrina S | Property representative |
Unfortuntely, as we are a Commonwealth reserve, there are no dogs or other pets allowed in the Gardens.