The Australian National Botanic Gardens are botanical gardens that are situated in Canberra, Australia. The gardens opened in 1949 and cover 220 acres of land, the gardens are administered by the Australian Governments Department of Education and Energy. The mission of the Australian National Botanic Gardens is to study and promote Australia’s flora, the gardens have the largest living collection of Australian native flora in the world. The gardens have over 5000 different species of plant which are ecologically grouped.
The gardens are situated near the Black Mountain. If you are travelling to the gardens by car, there is a large onsite car park available for visitors to use; fees apply to park in the car park. By bus, take the 81 or 891 which stop at the gardens.
Opening Times and Admission
The gardens are open daily 8.30am-5pm. Admission to the gardens is free. The gardens have an onsite cafe and shop.