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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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It's shame to have pathetic Garden as the national botanic garden.

one has to pay for parking & the garden is situated on the hillside of the black mountain. I only... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2012
Brisbane, Australia
A place of peace

The botanic gardens is nessled underneath Telstra tower and is a nce place to go if you want to... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2012
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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 15 February 2012

one has to pay for parking & the garden is situated on the hillside of the black mountain. I only saw native garden & trees. Not impressed at all. I would much prefer Hobart or even Brisbane botanic garden.

1  Thank spindall1
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The botanic gardens is nessled underneath Telstra tower and is a nce place to go if you want to walk among some exotic plants of just enjoy some lunch/coffee at the cafe there.

Thank Mealzybug
Reviewed 1 February 2012

I have been going here for 30 years. On my first trip, remembering how crowded Kew Gardens is in London, I could not believe what a treat this is. So beautiful, so secluded and so few people. I will keep going back.

2  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Interesting gardens , good walks suitable for most. Plenty of wildlife - birds, lizards and kangaroos seen

2  Thank kjbMirani
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Some very good work done here to preserve our native flora. Always and enjoyable visit.

1  Thank Myrtle-Meanderer
Reviewed 20 January 2012

We wandered through the gardens which look spectacular after al the recent rain and then enjoyed lunch outdoors at the cafe - we were even visited by some curious wildlife. The food at the cafe was delicious and good value for what we paid.

1  Thank HelenS2866
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Canberra is fortunately to have been designed with trees in mind. Trees are plentiful across the city however the Botanic Gardens are one of the few areas in the city where you can go and experience something akin to a rainforest. It is tranquil and,...More

1  Thank starbuck69
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Wonderful walks through a well designed landscape of many native plants and birds. Favourite areas are the rainforest, rock garden and eucalypt lawns. Finish the walk with some food & drink at the very good cafe. Very family friendly place.

1  Thank Dorado G
Reviewed 18 January 2012

The gardens are beautiful and quiet, unless there are children around. Great place just to take some time out, meditate, or for a nice walk.

1  Thank onewildbutterfly
Reviewed 14 January 2012

My husband and I walked around the Botanic Gardens in December when we were visiting friends in Canberra. It was such a lovely morning walking through the gardens. On a hot day it's nice, because there are so many shady areas and cooler spots along...More

1  Thank MarcieEOwenSound
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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.