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Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Address: Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+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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Beautiful and diverse gardens.

The gardens are wonderful and you move seamlessly from one micro environment to another. Good access for everyone and supported by excellent bookshop and café. The huge downside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Malcolm L
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Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens are wonderful and you move seamlessly from one micro environment to another. Good access for everyone and supported by excellent bookshop and café. The huge downside is the outrageous cost of parking: $3.20 an hour so be warned.

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Thank Malcolm L
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Compact and well stocked with many of the national plants and flora. Melbourne's Botanical gardens are more satisfying.

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Thank PeteLucy434
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can make your way through most of the park in a relatively short amount of time and still see a lot of different types of climates and plants native to Australia. You can also take a longer loop at the top of the park that takes you through some nice secluded areas. My friend and I did this and... More 

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Stanmore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dropped in on a cloudy Tuesday for a walk around the gardens. Loved the walk and seeing so many species. The Red Centre Garden and the Eucalypt walks were fabulous, and so were the Water Dragons in the Rock garden. Note: The garden itself is free but you pay for parking. We considered this actually a reasonable arrangement, since... More 

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Thank Kaedhlin A
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The botanical gardens is always a good place to visit. They have regular plant sales where a wide range of plants, tended to by volunteer, are sold to help support education programs. There is also a regular art sale where botanical drawings and paintings by local artists are displayed and sold also to fund education programs. The plants and displays... More 

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Thank Alan V
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Native and lovely red garden interesting should have stayed longer quiet and beautiful beautiful gums

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ANBG is truly lovely and offers the visitor a great range of walks and different native flora set out in really interesting displays. The Red Centre which is a relatively new display is quite dramatic and near it plants for the Sydney region offer the chance to see different plants down a gully. Likewise the tropical gully has a... More 

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Thank Alison R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the free tour at 11.00am and it was fabulous. So much better than wandering around by yourself for 30 minutes. The guide was very knowledgable and pointed out many native plants we would never have noticed on our own

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Thank Grantwatson777
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanic Gardens has well planned and accessible walking tracks for all nature lovers and pleasant scenery abounds. Bring your own lunch or have a picnic for a great outing. The Visitors Centre is a must see along with the adjoining Gift Shop. NB: the cafe is overpriced.

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Morisset, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Botanic Gardens are a valuable collection of a wide variety of Australian flora. In addition to its scenic value, it serves a need to preservation of rare and endangered species. Watch out for the friendly water dragons. And enjoy the rain forest section.

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