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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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My dad raved about this botanic garden, saying it was much better than Sydney's. He's a... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Elise M
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Canberra, Australia
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Beautiful garden lovely cafe

The gardens are beautiful and very nice to walk through. I often visit especially for the Pollen... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Julie N
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (34 reviews)
“rainforest walk” (32 reviews)
“red centre” (31 reviews)
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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My dad raved about this botanic garden, saying it was much better than Sydney's. He's a horticulturalist too so he must know something about that! I love it, it's small yet many options to go on the smaller tracks. Also have wheelchair access through the...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The gardens are beautiful and very nice to walk through. I often visit especially for the Pollen cafe as the menu is amazing, the staff are friendly and the location is superb. Will continuously be coming back.

Thank Julie N
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We stopped here to see if we could get a coffee on our bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin and can say that they make great coffee ... and muffins! :-) We also took the one-hour tour around the gardens by Kelly which was really...More

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Sabrina S, Public Relations Manager at Australian National Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hi, We are glad you enjoyed your experience here at the Gardens. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about it.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We visited on a hot summers morning to spend time in with Mother Nature. Started exploring the gardens with a walk on the main path, then spent another hour with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer Marguerite for a guided tour. Highly recommend the rainforest area...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The gardens are well worth the visit. Parking is expensive, a pity as one really needs to drive there, but the gardens are extensive and interesting. We visited the new tree house, the 11 year old with us enjoyed that. the Tasmanian rain forest is...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I was visiting AU for the first time this December and am a garden nerd in Colorado, USA, so wanted to see a variety of Australian species. This was a perfect place to go. Enjoyed the hour stroll I did on my own, talked to...More

Thank Csandkuhler
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

If you just want to immerse yourself in nature, visit the Botanic Gardens and enjoy. The cafe has a good menu and the service is quick and friendly.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Australian National Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. Consider taking lunch, except in summer when brunch might be better to avoid the heat. Much too see and enjoy. If you are energetic talk a walk up to the top of Black Mountain and...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

There's much more to see here than one would imagine. Short strolls or more strenuous for intrepid walkers, many different attractions for all ages. Imaginative settings , dedicated staff

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

A great way of seeing a wide spectrum of Australian flora. December is a good time to see Kangaroo Paw. The staff were helpful and obliging and there are a series of walks depending on available time.

Thank Judy J
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Paul C
10 December 2017|
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Response from Sabrina S | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have electric mobility scooters available at the Visitor Centre. They can travel through the highlights of the Gardens on the Main path.
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17 November 2017|
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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.
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