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.

What's on at the Gardens?


Macrame Plant Hanger Workshops

Sunday 5 August — Banks Building

Ever considered how Macrame can be used to decorate your home and garden? Come to the Australian National Botanic Gardens' Macrame Plant Hanger workshop and make your very own plant hanger masterpiece using 100% cotton.

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Making dyes from Eucalypts

Wattle & Eucalypt Dyeing Workshops

9.00 am - 1.00 pm 22 Aug, 9 Sept & 16 Sept

Join local textile artist Sally Blake in a fun and creative wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshop. Learn how to make flower, leaf and bark dyes and try your new skills out on a take-home scarf using dyes from local acacias and eucalypts.

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Indigenous Plant Use walk

Indigenous plant use walks – NAIDOC Week

Thursday 12 July, 11.30 am and 1.00 pm and Saturday 14 July, 11.30 am and 1.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Discover how Indigenous people from across Australia used plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice.

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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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Storytime for Preschoolers

Friday Storytime for Preschoolers

First Friday of the month, 10.00 – 11.00 am — Follow the signs from the Cafe Bridge

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

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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

12.30 pm on Thursdays from 1 Feb to 29 Nov 2018 — Theatrette

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

Discover upcoming talks