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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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Australian Gardens that belong to all of Australia

Beautiful Australian garden belonging to all Australians -no exotics to be found here. Planted in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Perth, Australia
Easy walk from downtown, friendly staff

Easily accessible from central district or ANU campus, lots of short or long walking options. Go... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (31 reviews)
“rainforest walk” (31 reviews)
“red centre” (30 reviews)
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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful Australian garden belonging to all Australians -no exotics to be found here. Planted in the 1970s it has different zones representing different climatic areas in Australia -the rainforest is particularly inviting and refreshing. The arid zone is relatively new - although I wasn't sure...More

Thank car0leb66
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easily accessible from central district or ANU campus, lots of short or long walking options. Go slow and silent and you’ll see a kookaburra! Loved the rainforest walk. Wish the plantings were better labeled.

Thank gazooby
Reviewed 1 week ago

An overly officious and self important manager attempted to shift me from the table I was at - because the table had been reserved for 1.30pm. I was sitting at it at 1130 and had just finished my breakfast! She insisted I move as it...More

Thank Judith-Donald
Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to go to a botanical garden in pretty much every big city I go to. I really think you can judge a city by its botanical garden. This one most definitely is among the best I've seen. Only wish they were open later...More

Thank MrYu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at 8.30 on a Sunday morning and had the whole place to ourselves as no one was visiting at that hour. So peaceful. Beautiful gardens but watch out for the snakes !

Thank Durosek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ANBG as the locals call it is a lovely oasis of plants and calm at the foot of Black Mountain in Canberra. Anyone with a couple of hours to spare will enjoy exploring a wide variety of Australian flora.

Thank GeorginaWilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First ever visit here for us one November morning - the mix of different displays and themed areas was very impressive. Highlight was probably the Red Centre Garden. Very impressed at the visitor centre / shop too and of course the Pollen cafe to round...More

Thank purple_traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i took one of their tours of the garden after i had a lovely meal at their cafe , we walked through different type plants from all parts of Australia be it rain forest or western australian flowers . it was interesting as well as...More

Thank Jenelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not your standard loads of coloured flowers in borders, but a well signed posted 40 acres of trees, bushes, flowers taking you through rainforest , rock garden, red stone area, and other features unusual in gardens. Free, but parking is charged. Excellent cafe.

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden is a remarkable achievement. It houses nearly a quarter of all Australian plant species. On an early morning walk we saw more than a dozen bird species, some nesting. The plants are spread over a large area so bring your walking shoes.

1  Thank zhuhai2007
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17 November 2017|
Response from Judith-Donald | Reviewed this property |
Correct. The review relates to Pollen Cafe - the only cafe in the gardens
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.