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Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Botanic Gardens

The plant life is interesting to view and the animals also abound. We saw an echidna, mopokes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer G
Canberra, Australia
A really lovely display of native plants in themed gardens

All the years I've been visiting Canberra and I never knew this existed. It was a great place to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Northmead, Australia
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“red centre”(33 reviews)
“rainforest walk”(29 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The plant life is interesting to view and the animals also abound. We saw an echidna, mopokes, lizards, various birds and hoped to see a snake but only saw signs indicating their presence. The cafe there is also very nice with modern cuisine.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 days ago

All the years I've been visiting Canberra and I never knew this existed. It was a great place to wander around but if it's a hot day you would definitely need a hat and water. There were lots of themed gardens and there was even...More

Thank Trangie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coloful flowers where beautful, The rainforests was the best part the birds criping is just simply joy! The warm air sround you. when you arrive and the rainforset the coolness feels amazinly wonderful.

Thank Roam61860109739
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good collection of plants. I really enjoyed the rain forest section. You have the ability to get into the collection and have a solid look. Worth a visit.

1  Thank 116damiens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely place to head for, on your own, in a small or a large group. Now that the weather is getting warmer, heading there on a hot day and walking through the rainforest area is Magic, especially on the lower track when the...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't realise how lucky you are living in Canberra until you take visitors around to beautiful places like the Botanic Gardens. There are many different landscapes represented (desert, rain forest, bush land) with information provided for the plants and ecosystems. The mini-bus tours on...More

Thank Milena R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gardens are not large and are very walkable. We really enjoyed the rainforest areas, which are well set out on a number of different levels.

Thank Valerie037
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group didn't spend a lot of time here, so it appears I need to have it on my radar to return one day...but what time we did spent... we made it count. Gardens are so soothing on one's senses, so immediately they relax you....More

1  Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stroll around the gardens seeing all the native Australian Fauna, followed by coffee in the cafe. My only disappointment was the Norfolk & Lord Howe Island garden that really could do with some tender loving care.

Thank Duncan E
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Enjoyed the rainforest walk and meeting one of the residents who was not fazed by us at all. Lovely echidna going about his business on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank MelbournePixie
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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.
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.