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General Info

In the late 18th century, the discovery of a new continent filled with exotic plants unknown to the rest of the world created waves of excitement in the field of botany.

The Australian Botanic Garden displays approximately 2000 of these plants via themed gardens across the site as well as the Connections Garden, a four-hectare intensely cultivated space right in the heart of the Garden.

Other features of the Garden include a restaurant, visitor centre with gift shop, free gas barbecues and acres of Cumberland Plain Woodland to explore. The Garden is also a major event venue and popular visitor destination.

We hope you have an enjoyable visit!

The Garden is open every day of the year. 

Autumn, Winter and Spring: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Summer: 8.00 am - 7.00 pm

The Australian PlantBank is open Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm. Access to the PlantBank on weekends is via our free tours only.

Foundation and Friends members have access from sunrise to sunset. 
The Australian Botanic Garden is FREE to enter.

Some special exhibitions and experiences may incur a charge.
The Australian Botanic Garden is located on Narellan Road, Mount Annan, just off the Hume Motorway.

You can also get here using public transport.

More details are available here.
Please note, domestic animals e.g. dogs are not permitted in the Garden.

Visitor Centre
Our Visitor Centre is right in the heart of the Garden! Our Visitor Services Team can provide information on what you can do in the Garden, venue hire, weddings and other celebrations.

Open: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

  • Visitor information area - provides brochures, maps and general information
  • Giftware - A great selection of gifts for overseas visitors or for your garden
  • Nursery - Locally grown plants from the Growing Friends are for sale
  • Venue hire - speak to our staff about booking your next function at the Garden
  • Tours - we offer a range of tours, free and paid. Why not explore your Garden further

All profits from the Visitor Centre benefit the Garden.

Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens receive a 10% discount.
  • Accredited mind dogs are welcome in the Garden - they must be wearing a badge or permit on collar, lead, harness or vest and produce registration of the dog as an assistance animal issued by local council or other authorised registration agent such as the Animal Welfare League.  Make your way to the Visitors Centre or call us in advance on 02 4634 7935 and we will ensure the Rangers are aware of your visit
  • We have wheelchair accessible amenities/tiolets at the Gardens
  • Some areas of the Garden is wheelchair accessible, please see the Visitor Centre for advice on where is appropriate.
  • Disabled parking bays are provided
Please only use in case of emergency or urgent assistance.

Phone: 0409 122 953