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Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Address: Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6250 9540
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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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It is easy to take nature for granted, to blame her when the day is not perfect, to shout at her when she turns nasty and too few of us stop to enjoy her in our busy lives. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Nat P
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Magnetic Island, Australia

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing special I feel...like walking into the scrub to get to a toilet! One could of gone in the bush anyhow but that's not really kosher is it...piddling in one's National Garden...besides there are toilets for that!

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is easy to take nature for granted, to blame her when the day is not perfect, to shout at her when she turns nasty and too few of us stop to enjoy her in our busy lives. We watch with fascination her strengths and weaknesses on TV but we don't step out often enough to feel them for ourselves.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first visit to the gardens and it was an enjoyable one. The paths are organised in such a way that you can't get lost but you can see so much of the gardens. Some of the signs need replacing but an enjoyable stroll through Australia's vegetation in one area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden is below the Telstra tower, set on the side of the hill, there are alot of Australian trees & plants, the gardens are set out in regions. The highlight were the lizards sunning themselves on the rocks. There's also a track up to the Telstra tower.

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Thank Net M
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens were great to visit and the volunteer guide was excellent. The only cost involved was a parking fee.

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Thank Geoffrey S
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the gardens are a place you have to visit several times. The walking trails are designed to meander through different vegetations from Rainforest to sandstone heathlands and different plants will be in bloom thoughout the year. Plants are mostly well identified and there is usually abundant native birds (not identified). A peaceful place to relax and enjoy.

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Thank Phil C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its good timing to visit this when Floriade last week of Sept to October. Youll enjoy the spring festival with imported flowers grown locally.

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge walking trails. Highly recommend the Blakc Mountain summit however be prepared - it is quite a hike not for the faint hearted. Take water and something to eat.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to a few botanic gardens in Australia major cities, Canberra one is certainly the least impressive gardens. First of all, the main loop leads you into some sort of, to us, more so a bush walk than garden display. Second, the visitor map is useless. Third, the signs in the garden are hopeless. After the walk in... More 

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Sabrina S, Public Relations Manager at Australian National Botanic Gardens, responded to this review

Dear cflyhigh H, Thank you for taking your time to comment on your experience at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit as much as you expected. It is true that the Gardens is not the typical botanic gardens. We pride ourselves on optimising our bushland setting and reflecting that quality... More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Go there you won't be disappointed great cafe ,great views very peaceful .and beautiful gardens and surrounds for you to explore .good service good food no complaints

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