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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Come to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and discover the rich stories of Australia's unique plants and landscapes.

The Gardens grows the largest collection of Australian plants in the world. From sub-tropical rainforests, to the central desert and beyond, students can engage with the wide diversity of Australia’s ecosystems through a variety of fun and interactive programs.

Discover, explore, and challenge your student’s thinking on the vital role plants play in the world's biodiversity and human wellbeing.

Alive with learning and just minutes from the city centre, the Gardens is the perfect place for students to engage their senses, refresh and recharge. Lunch on our lawns with undercover areas or stretch your legs on our scenic walking tracks.

Bookings are essential for all visits 

Around Oz
  • $7
  • 1 hour
  • Years 3–12
  • Facilitated day program

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Australian landscapes and habitats. Feel the cool air of a rainforest, see the open space of Australia’s Red Centre, hear the stories of Australian plants and learn how the Australian environment has shaped our unique plants.

Indigenous plant use
  • $7
  • 1½ hours
  • Years 3–8
  • Facilitated day program

Aboriginal cultures of Australia are the oldest living cultures in the world. Explore and learn about Aboriginal people’s knowledge of plant use and their ability to identify and locate edible and useful plants.

Twilight: An Adventure
  • $9.75 (program only)
  • $10.75 (with Milo and biscuits)
  • 1–1½ hours
  • Night program

Unlock the Gardens’ gates and shine a spotlight into a whole new world. Explore the majestically lit rainforest by night and spy on our nocturnal wildlife across the Gardens. Share your discoveries over a hot Milo and biscuits (optional extra)