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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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A nice place to have a picnic lunch

Looking for a spot to have a our picnic lunch between visiting Canberra's attractions, we chose the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
great spot for moning tea or lunch

beautiful gardens spring was in the air great place to go see easy parking easy to find very busy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lake Munmorah, Australia
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“red centre” (29 reviews)
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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Looking for a spot to have a our picnic lunch between visiting Canberra's attractions, we chose the Botanic Gardens. Parking was easy but not free ($3.20/hr) - 2 hours worth was good for our visit. The visitors centre was friendly with a nice shop selling...More

Thank Fionainparis
Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful gardens spring was in the air great place to go see easy parking easy to find very busy little spot very good for all the family highly recommend this as a must see

Thank BeechFamily83
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a terrific afternoon exploring the gardens, gift shop, exhibition and interactive areas. A photographers delight to see all the Australian Botanics, the flora is incredible, even in winter. Loved seeing the flower, the textures and colours of the tree bark. Lots of paths...More

Thank KeSH15
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been around OZ on this trip. We have seen most of what is showed here in real site :) The red center is nice, but truly not close to the real thing. I am sorry to say. The rainforest cove however is great,...More

Thank Theo V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful plants, signs, wildflowers. Lady in the gift shop was a font of information and helpful in wrapping gifts. Thankyou

Thank 1310Francesca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basically set up as a showcase of the varying Australian environments, these gardens have a series of pathways and elevated walkways that will take you through Rainforest, desert and wetland enviornments with some sections of the more formal variety. Free to enter, just a parking...More

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of different gardens all in one. From rainforests, to the red centre, there are plants from all parts of Australia. They say the main path takes around 40 minutes, but I'd recommend double that for the main path, and more like 2.5 hours...More

1  Thank Caleb R
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a wonderful place presenting only Australian plants in all their varieties, shapes, sizes, colours and quirks. They've created a number of different areas representative of the different landscapes of Australia - desert, rock gardens, rainforest fully and of course Eucalyptus trees. The main...More

Thank FamilyOE
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of wildlife and great for a walk round, saw some good sized dragons hiding umongst the rocks and few roos too

Thank Doc D
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Although these Botanic Gardens follow similar structure as other Botanics around the world, they let you understand how nature is in different Australian regions with a special section dedicated to the desert. Very interesting!

Thank paherranz
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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.