We want you to have a great time when you visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens. You'll find a range of information below to ensure you know when we are open, how to stay safe and provide you with maps of the area.
The gardens are open daily from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, except Christmas Day. The gates are locked when the Gardens are closed.
Please note: For public safety in dangerous or potentially dangerous weather conditions such as high winds or high fire danger, gardens' staff may close parts of the Gardens.
Visitor Centre & Botanical Bookshop
Open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 7 days (Closed Christmas Day)Click here to view the Botanical Bookshop website
The Gardens' Cafe
Open 8.30 am to 4.30 pm 7 days (Closed Christmas Day)
Gardens use and safety
Please leave the gardens as you found them so that everyone may enjoy our beautiful collection.
Be safe in the gardens. Keep to the paths and lawns.
Please do not feed our wildlife - it disturbs their natural diet.
Please take your rubbish home with you or use the bins in the car park.
Ball games, frisbees, kites, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, BBQs and fires are not permitted in the gardens.
Domestic pets and animals (other than those registered to assist a visually or hearing impaired person) are not permitted.
Visitor brochures and guides
There are a number of guides and brochures that you may find useful during your visit to the Gardens.