Australian National Botanic Gardens

At the base of Black Mountain, these magnificent gardens (roughly 90 hectares, with 40 hectares developed and the remainder bushland) have the largest collection of Australian native flora in the world. The gardens are organised into sections representing Australia’s various climatic zones and ecosystems. Follow the Aboriginal Plant Use Walk for an understanding of the species used for foods and medicines by the country’s Indigenous inhabitants. In summer, people flock here for evening picnics and weekend twilight concerts. Clunies Ross St, Acton; (02) 6250 9540; open 8.30am–5pm daily; admission free.


A picnic in the Australian National Botanic Gardens

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