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Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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Excellent garden and layout

There are various zones in the garden for different kinds of climate regions. The native plants... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kciff
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Kathmandu, Nepal
Good for both adults and children

Parking is expensive but venue entry is free, so OK on balance. Went to the visitor centre to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
awpursey
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (34 reviews)
“rainforest walk” (32 reviews)
“red centre” (31 reviews)
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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 2 6250 9540
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are various zones in the garden for different kinds of climate regions. The native plants were beautiful and many were blooming in April. I saw an echidna in the garden and was very excited. They also have a very good cafe.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is expensive but venue entry is free, so OK on balance. Went to the visitor centre to begin with and met a wonderful woman staffer who talked to our grandchildren and spent time showing them the display on the microscope; what a great way...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the gardens and how there was a space to represent the different types of climate around Australia. Great spot to give a taste of Australia. The rainforests were gorgeous. The main track was a very easy walk for all ages. Shame about the cafe...More

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Sabrina S, Public Relations Manager at Australian National Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bro-kipsAU, Thank you for taking the time to review the Gardens. We are glad you enjoyed the diversity of Australian plants and landscapes in the Gardens. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your experience at the cafe. I will pass on your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Australian National Botanic Gardens are absolutely stunning - as locals we thought we really should get there more often with our young family - particularly as entry is "free". After paying a ridiculous amount for parking on a Sunday afternoon, we had a look...More

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Sabrina S, Public Relations Manager at Australian National Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens, but sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the café. We will pass on your feedback to the café management.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Beautiful gardens so well planned and tended. Delight to wander through and appreciate the seasonal and native plants, trees and wildlife.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We hadn't planned to visit here so only had a brief time available. You could spent all day here. It is divided into the flora of different regions including rain forest. All types of books available for purchase.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I'm a plant nerd, so my perspective on the ANBG will not be,.... umm, usual, necessarily, at least not unless you're also a plant nerd or similar. This place has a huge diversity of native plants, many rare ones, and a range of themed collections...More

Thank Aditya G
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were very impressed with the loop walk, which took us all around the Gardens. You can divert from the main path to further explore certain areas. We found the Gardens rather dry & colourless, which is probably a reflection of Canberra's climate, and there...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visited the gardens with family and was a great day out. Awesome setting and hidden away from the city noises.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

All areas of the gardens are great to visit, stunning plants and wildlife to see. Nice spot for a picnic too/

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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.
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Judith-Donald
17 November 2017|
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Response from Theo V | Reviewed this property |
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Rainel
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.
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