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.
Tuesday 29 Jan – Friday 1 Feb, 9.00 am – 12.00 noon (ages 5–8), 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm (ages 9–12) — Banks Building
Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the gardens.
Monday, 14 January, 9:30 am – 10:30 am; Sunday 20 January, 9.30 am – 10.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre
Join a volunteer guide on this special one-hour walk visiting some of the plants collected by botanists Banks and Solander in Australia on Cook's 1770 voyage, which were illustrated by Sidney Parkinson and subsequently published in Banks' Florilegium.
Fridays 18 January and 15 February. Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre
Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the gardens. Learn how to 'paint with light' during sunset, dusk and the black of night.
9.00 am – 4.00 pm, 23–24 February — Crosbie Morrison Building
Follow the signs from the car park, visitor centre or cafe.
A display of over 30 bonsai highlighting the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai, by Canberra and interstate artists.
Sunday 17 February — Meet at the Visitor Centre
Take a fascinating guided walk uncovering stories of adventure, mystery, sex, and even murder, associated with Australian trees and overseas botanists.