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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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Sun - Sat 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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Well worth a visit

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kathy W

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gardens had just survived a stron windstorm which had disrupted some of the bridges and paths. Nevertheless, they had made adaptations to see all of the areas. I really enjoyed the rainforest and the Red Garden which focused on plants in central Australia. There is a great selection of bushes and trees as well and all are well labelled.

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see spot in Canberra, best early am when cooler and birds active- tried out the children's trail- good for all ages- stunning red centre garden and specialist gardens from around Australia- bookstore and cafe worth a visit if you are not a walker

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travel to Canberra several times a year just explore these gardens. Just magical. Full of beautiful Australian flora, bird life, water dragons, butterflies, etc... we feel at peace in this place. Just beautiful!

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the National Botanic Gardens during a recent visit to Canberra. A beautiful and peaceful place not far from the city. Lots of different walks , just choose which one suits you. After your walk I recommend the cafe , delicious food and a great view overlooking the gardens. A place to go and relax .

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit if the weather is fine and you need some fresh air and natural beauty around you after the ugliness of most of Canberra. Refreshing and every pathway brought joy.

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Cooma, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 hours at the gardens today, and will definitely be back to explore areas we didn't have time for today. Armed with our cameras, there was plenty of things to take photos of from flowers, trees, shrubs, insects, lizards, waterfall, rainforest areas. It covers a large area with heaps of shady areas which is great on hot days like... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many native plants have small and subtle flowers, worth close inspection. Here they are interspersed with hybrids, especially kangaroo paws, which are a bit distracting. I liked the Sydney sandstone section and the in-progress arid zone (the red soil is eye catching). The so-called tropical fern gully is misnamed, it lacks diversity, not more than tree ferns and a creek,... More 

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