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.

Summer Sounds on the Eucalypt Lawn

Summer Sounds 2020

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 7/8 March, 14/15 March and 21/22 March 2020

— Eucalypt Lawn


Kicking off an epic event program to celebrate the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, Summer Sounds 2020 is set to entertain the whole family this summer.

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Leptospermum laevigatum, Coastal teatree

Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 2020

9.30 am – 4.30 pm, 29 February–1 March — Crosbie Morrison Building
Follow the signs from the car park, visitor centre or cafe.


A display of over 50 bonsai, suiseki and related items highlighting the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai, by Canberra and interstate artists.

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Eucalyptus caesia

Pests of Eucalypts Workshop

Monday 23 March, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

For National Eucalypt Day 2020 join us for an interactive workshop on exotic pests of eucalypts and plant biosecurity at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Australian bonsai

ANBG 50th Anniversary: An adventure in bonsai diversity

29 February & 1 March — Theatrette

Explore opportunities offered to penjing (landscape in a tray) growers by the diversity of Australian flora.

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ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

Saturday 21 March, 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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