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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6250 9540
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to take up some spare time.

for a national area this botanic garden leaves much to be desired, it is winter but the visit was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer W
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Sydney, Australia
Cold winters day

Back again after a long time. Walking around in the cold and drizzle all rugged up. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saltdog S
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Melbourne, Australia
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The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native plants” (35 reviews)
“red centre” (32 reviews)
“rainforest walk” (32 reviews)
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Clunies Ross St | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 2 6250 9540
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Reviewed 3 days ago

for a national area this botanic garden leaves much to be desired, it is winter but the visit was depressing.

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Back again after a long time. Walking around in the cold and drizzle all rugged up. Loved the mature trees, the labelling, the understory. The range was amazing. Loved all the banksias. Book shop was great as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Saltdog S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an interesting visit. We were fortunate to have a volunteer tour guide on hand to walk us through the floral and fauna on display. Learnt quite a bit about Australian botany.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many many gardens ,And somehow this is “poor one “ compared to Mayfield botanical gardens or Royal Botanical gardens or Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens .I just mentioned big names here in NSW .I do understand that this one is based on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent over half a day here on a predominately sunny cold-ish winter day. As I say in the title, I think I’d like to visit in every season. Winter is generally devoid of colour but fantastic for walking and taking in the trails. I...More

Thank Gill G
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

There are various zones in the garden for different kinds of climate regions. The native plants were beautiful and many were blooming in April. I saw an echidna in the garden and was very excited. They also have a very good cafe.

Thank Kciff
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Parking is expensive but venue entry is free, so OK on balance. Went to the visitor centre to begin with and met a wonderful woman staffer who talked to our grandchildren and spent time showing them the display on the microscope; what a great way...More

Thank awpursey
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Loved the gardens and how there was a space to represent the different types of climate around Australia. Great spot to give a taste of Australia. The rainforests were gorgeous. The main track was a very easy walk for all ages. Shame about the cafe...More

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Sabrina S, Public Relations Manager at Australian National Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Bro-kipsAU, Thank you for taking the time to review the Gardens. We are glad you enjoyed the diversity of Australian plants and landscapes in the Gardens. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your experience at the cafe. I will pass on your...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Australian National Botanic Gardens are absolutely stunning - as locals we thought we really should get there more often with our young family - particularly as entry is "free". After paying a ridiculous amount for parking on a Sunday afternoon, we had a look...More

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Sabrina S, Public Relations Manager at Australian National Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens, but sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the café. We will pass on your feedback to the café management.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Beautiful gardens so well planned and tended. Delight to wander through and appreciate the seasonal and native plants, trees and wildlife.

Thank rst71486
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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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Judith-Donald
17 November 2017|
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Response from Theo V | Reviewed this property |
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Rainel
11 April 2017|
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Unfortuntely, as we are a Commonwealth reserve, there are no dogs or other pets allowed in the Gardens.
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