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.

Botanicals in blue

Botanicals in blue – PhotoAccess workshop

Saturday 31 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm — Banks Building

Join PhotoAccess and leading local photomedia artist Kim Sinclair for a hands-on workshop exploring how to create striking cyanotype prints capturing your experience of the Gardens in beautiful late winter bloom.

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Endangered Dampiera fusca

Now you see them, now you don't – Threatened Species Day walk

Friday 6 September and Saturday 7 September, 11.30 am–1.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Learn about the diversity of threatened species and communities on show at the Gardens on a special guided walk for Threatened Species Day.

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Wattle by Irene Lorbergs

Wattle Walks

11.00 am – 12.00 pm daily, 1–8 September — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Discover the wonderful world of Wattles – the genus Acacia – their symbolism and cultural history on this one hour walk which celebrates our national floral emblem.

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New Holland. Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Wake Up With the Birds

7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided bird watching walk through the Gardens.

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Wollemi pine. By Meera, age 10

ACT Threatened Species Children's Art Competition 2019

Outdoor exhibition 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, 7 September – 13 October — Paperbark Treehouse Garden

Discover Australia’s threatened species from the perspective of young artists in this outdoor exhibition.

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ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

Saturday 19 October, 8.30 am–1.30 pm — Southern car park

Browse Canberra's best range of Australian native plants, including many local species. Thousands of plants to choose from.

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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 2019 — Theatrette

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

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Grandparents playgroup, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Grandparents Playgroup

Thursdays 10.00–11.30 am — Banks Building (spaces limited)

Encourage your grandchildren to make new friends and discover nature, in the idyllic surrounds of the Gardens. The Grandparents Playgroup offers a special weekly outing with the grandkids.

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