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Australian National Botanic Gardens

Clunies Ross Street | Black Mountain, Canberra 2601, Australia
02 - 6250 9540
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Ranked #9 of 110 attractions in Canberra
Type: Gardens
Description: The national collection of Australian native plants; inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora.
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Greater Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area, great to walk around on a sunny day. Got lost a few times even with the map as signage was confusing at times. Parking is expensive however funds go towards the maintaining the gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place!! Could spend days here. The cafe was excellent. Food and service was spectacular. The National Arboretum could certainly learn lessons from this well established venue

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

we visited during a much needed heavy rain in february and witnessed the unique layout working to help irrigate the newly planted trees.

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The botanic gardens are a beautiful place to wander round - the rock gardens are my favourite although the rain forest is a close second. The cafe has changed hands - hudson's was always friendly and good food. Now it is a pie and hamburger joint with pretensions. manager is aggressive and rude. Do yourself a favour and take a... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Contains two thirds of all Australian plant species. Always something in bloom. A haven for birds. Be sure to visit the wonderful new (Nov 2013) Red Centre Garden consisting of plants from within 500km of Alice Springs. Experience many ecological areas in one visit e.g. Rainforest, Rock Garden, Sydney Basin, etc. Walk the Main Path if you only have an... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Thank you again Australian National Botanical Gardens for a lovely tranquil afternoon :) The Australian National Botanical Gardens is one of my favourite places to visit in Canberra. It has an amazing array of plants and wildlife, including a rainforest walk and wet lands, where you may even see a Water Dragon or two if you are lucky. It's a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

While only a few years old, this is an ambitious undertaking and illustrates the spirit of the nation. Be certain -- if never seeing a cork tree -- to visit the cork forest.

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A family member suggested this so we went along. This is not a nice place do eat, menu is old and food tastes like canteen food. Coffee is not that great either.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The gardens are of native Australian plants only and may not have the great floral display of some botanical gardens but the are in Australian climatic zones, each with plants representing that zone. So they have a desert zone and not far from that a tropical forest zone all cleverly managed outdoors. The volunteer guides explain it all. The tea... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A very pleasant few hours can be spent in this unique botanical gardens. The lizards and snakes which are often on show are a feature too. Paid parking is expensive.

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