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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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Large area with lots of plants

A lot of different gardens all in one. From rainforests, to the red centre, there are plants from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Caleb R
via mobile
Quintessentially Australian

This is a wonderful place presenting only Australian plants in all their varieties, shapes, sizes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Caleb R
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Gardens in the holidays to see the dinosaurs and the kids had a great time. We walked through the gardens and had coffee at the end and it was well set out and heaps to look at for everyone.

Thank Nailee19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As someone who is botanically inclined, I have visited these gardens many times. My most recent visit until July 2017 (about 4 years ago) I thought the place was looking a little tired. On this visit, the gardens have been rejuvenated: the arid centre display,...More

Thank DidsterBenalla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like horticulture, this is a great walk. We only dod the Main Path Loop which took about an hour (we walked slowly), but if you take all the side excursion loops you can make an afternoon of it. It was a bit Chilly...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During the school holidays they dinosaurs spread around the place, which kept the kids entertained. The rest was mainly about different regions of Australia. Other Botanical gardens we have been to have exotic plants too. It would be very difficult to see everything in one...More

Thank Rohit G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a cold, drizzly afternoon and had a great time. As we only had an hour or so until the gardens closed we followed the main path and saw lots of interesting plants, some gorgeous local birds that popped in and to...More

Thank TeaTreePink
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden with large open areas. The special dinosaurs exhibit is fun for the children to explore. Bring your picnic and enjoy the sunshine.

Thank Winnie W
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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.