Australian National Botanic Gardens

at Clunies Ross st, Canberra , 2560 Australia

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Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross st
Canberra , ACT 2560
Contact Phone
P: (02) 6250 9540


The Australian National Botanic Gardens are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage.The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of native Australian flora, the mission of the ANBG is to study and promote Australia's flora. The gardens maintains a wide variety of botanical resources for researchers and cultivates native plants threatened in the wild.History of the GardensWhen Canberra was being planned in the 1930s, the establishment of the gardens was recommended in a report in 1933 by the Advisory Council of Federal Capital Territory. In 1935, The Dickson Report set forth a framework for their development. A large site for the gardens was set aside on Black Mountain. In September 1949, the Ceremonial planting of first trees by Prime Minister Ben Chifley and Director of Kew Gardens, Sir Edward Salisbury took place. Development of the site, facilities and collection progressed and the Gardens were officially opened in October 1970 by Prime Minister John Gorton.The Gardens has tenure over 90 hectares on Black Mountain. About 40 hectares are currently developed as the Botanic Gardens. Plans for the development of the remaining land are on hold until funds are available.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:30- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 08:30- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 08:30- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 08:30- 17:00
  • Fridays: 08:30- 17:00
  • Saturdays: 08:30- 17:00
  • Sundays: 08:30- 17:00

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Australian National Botanic Gardens
Clunies Ross st Canberra , ACT 2560 Australia


Australian National Botanic Gardens is Canberra based place and this enity listed in Park category. Located at Clunies Ross st ACT 2560. Contact phone number of Australian National Botanic Gardens: (02) 6250 9540