Australian National Botanic Gardens

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.

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Gardens Through Time: Self-guided heritage trail

Sun 14 April - Fri 31 May — Maps available from the Visitor Centre

Look back in time to see how the Gardens has grown and changed on this self-guided historical photo trail.

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Tree week exhibition.

Tree Week Children's Art Exhibition

Sat 4 May - Fri 31 May — Children's Trail

See the work of Canberra's budding artists in this special outdoor exhibition.

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Garden of Letters by the Canberra Calligraphy Society

8 May 2024 - 2 June 2024 — Visitor Centre at the Australian National Botanical Gardens

Join the Canberra Calligraphy Society for their next exhibition ‘Garden of Letters’ at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Bot gardens day.

Botanic Gardens Day - more than just a garden

Sunday 26 May, 10 am - 3 pm

Visit the Gardens on Sunday 26 May from 10 am – 3 pm and discover the important role the Gardens plays in safeguarding Australia’s native plants. 

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Gardens of academe

Gardens of Academe by Elizabeth Truswell

5 - 30 June, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily — Visitor Centre

Visit The Gardens for the latest watercolour and charcoal artworks by Elizabeth Truswell.

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Megafauna 2024.

Magnificent MEGAfauna: Hide and Seek

1 - 31 July, daily

Explore the Gardens in July to find some unique ancient animals!

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Storytime

Storytime

10 - 11 am, first Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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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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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November — Theatrette

Our Thursday lunchtime talks cover diverse aspects of the natural world in Australia and around the globe. Bookings essential.

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