Australian National Botanic Gardens

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There’s always something new and exciting to see and do at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Our calendar of events is changing all the time. Check out the list of current and upcoming events below.

Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays; 10 December – 27 February 2021 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy your favorite movies under the eucalypts and sky of beautiful sunsets, clouds and stars. Book now! Easy Ticket Exchanges. Nightly Food Truck. Fresh Popcorn & Snacks.

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Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

Monday 11 January & Wednesday 20 January; 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 3 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

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Bushland Nature Walk

Exclusive Talks in the Gardens series – Bushland Nature Reserve

Wednesday 27 January & Monday 1 February; 10.00 am – 12.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a Ranger from the  Gardens to discover Australia's plants and animals in Canberra's most diverse nature reserve – only minutes from the city!

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Banksia

Exclusive Talks in the Gardens Series – Banksia Garden

Thursday 28 January; 9.30 am – 10.30 am — Banksia Garden

Take a journey of discovery through the newly developed Banksia Garden with Living Collections Curator, David Taylor.

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Artist's impression–Ian Potter National Conservatory

Exclusive Talks in the Gardens Series – Gardens' Master Plan

Friday 29 January; 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm — Theatrette

Join our General Manager, Peter Byron for an exclusive talk about the Australian National Botanic Gardens' Masterplan.

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Artist's impression–Ian Potter National Conservatory

Exclusive Talks in the Gardens series – Red Centre Garden

Wednesday 3 February; 9.30 am – 10.30 am — Red Centre Garden

In the heart of the Gardens lies a unique area known as the Red Centre Garden. Dr Judy West, our Executive Director, feels a personal connection to this garden and would like to share with you how her formative years in botany shaped her passion for arid landscapes.

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Banksia serrata by David Reynolds

Banksia serrata in Watercolour with David Reynold

Saturday & Sunday 13 – 14 February; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Celebrate the art of botanical painting and create your own Banksia serrata artwork with experienced botanical artist from Melbourne, David Reynolds.

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Australian bonsai - Leptosperum aphrodite

Australian Plants as Bonsai – Historical roots and new directions for Australian bonsai

Saturday & Sunday; 27 – 28 February — Crosbie Morrison Building

This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. Discover the diversity of species and approaches for using Australian plants as bonsai specimens.

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Exhibitions at the Visitors Centre

Exhibitions at the Visitors Centre

Daily, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

Exhibitions explore the Australian environment through diverse creative forms including fine art, craft, photography and sculpture.

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