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Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Address: Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 2 6250 9540
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08:30 - 17:00
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing...

The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.

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This would have to be one of my favourite spots in Canberra. You have the option to do a nice leisurely stroll through the lawned areas and flat paths or a real work out around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would have to be one of my favourite spots in Canberra. You have the option to do a nice leisurely stroll through the lawned areas and flat paths or a real work out around the perimeter and up some incredibly steep hills. There is an abundance of wildlife that includes water dragons, kangaroos and exotic birds. In summer you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit to Canberra our family wanted to take some shady walks through gardens and decided to explore the botanic gardens. They are a beautiful area to explore and while the cafe area was busy there were also families having a picnic. An interesting and varied display of plants and areas. We particularly enjoyed going down into the cool... More 

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East Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to visit and see and learn so much of flora and fauna. Gardens well set out and well signposted . Maps available. Great spot to have a picnic. Many different styles of gardens. Some areas still closed after earlier storms destroyed trees. Shady areas and open ones . Easy and moderate walking paths.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice place, nothing special and a bit out of the way. My annoyance was the fact it closed at 5pm in the middle of summer so you couldn't enjoy it in the cooler evening.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra was a stop we made during our time in the city. Some great trails through the beautifully set up gardens, the eucalyptus lawn was my favorite and there was so much wildlife around too. Definitely worth a visit.

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East Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great collection of native plants, clearly identified, and natural looking, wiht plenty of areas to explore

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Nicholls, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens! So much wildlife. Lovely little cafe serving delicious food. A must visit to all who come to Canberra.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The gardens were beautiful and there was so much wildlife around. The cafe was very nice and it was very easy to get to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful gardens that represent all the different landscapes Australia offers. The staff are friendly and helpful. Just make sure you take you asthma and hay-fever medication before you go.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love Botanic Gardens and this one is no exception. With a huge variety of trees and plants the Australian National Botanic Gardens offer a peaceful respite to a busy city. Walks and trails wind through the Eucalyptus Lawn, Rainforest, the Rock Garden and the Red Centre. Great views of the Telstra Tower from the Red Centre. Exhibitions are held... More 

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