Old Parliament House Gardens

Old Parliament House Gardens

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Old Parliament House Gardens offer a pleasant, rose filled place to pause in the heart of the Parliamentary Zone. Located on either side of Old Parliament House are the House of Representatives Garden and Senate Garden.

The roses in this garden were planted during the Great Depression. When parliament moved, the gardens were opened to the public. They were restored in 2004 to their current beauty.

The Old Parliament House Gardens are available for public and corporate functions. Call the National Capital Authority for garden-related enquiries.

Email Tennis Canberra for tennis court bookings.

  • Arbor in the centre of the Ladies Garden
    Old Parliament House Gardens
  • Young girl smelling roses. Photo by Jinkyart
    Smelling the roses. Photo by Jinkyart
  • Rex Hazlewood Garden
    Old Parliament House Gardens

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Open daily 9am - 5pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Old Parliament House Gardens

King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 33 REVIEWS

Ranked #57 of 224 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Would be great in spring”

Reviewed on 08/08/2021

It’s winter so obviously not the best time to see the gardens but I’m sure they would be spectacular in spring. I look forward to seeing the roses in bloom one day.

Review by

Judysim

“Interesting Diversion”

Reviewed on 27/04/2021

We wandered through the gates of this enclosure on the way to the National Gallery. Interesting gardens where the pollies relaxed after a hard day at the office. Its a nice quite place to sit and...

Review by

701David

“Pleasant”

Reviewed on 06/03/2021

Stumbled on the gardens whilst walking to Old Parliament House, pleasant to walk around nothing outstanding, there are some historical significant places which have signage to explain ( I've...

Review by

QueenslandTommy

READ ALL REVIEWS

WRITE A REVIEW

WHAT'S NEARBY