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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.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays; 10 December – 27 February 2021 — Eucalypt Lawn
Enjoy your favorite movies under the eucalypts and sky of beautiful sunsets, clouds and stars. Book now! Easy Ticket Exchanges. Nightly Food Truck. Fresh Popcorn & Snacks.
Monday 11 January & Wednesday 20 January; 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 3 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre
Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.
Wednesday 27 January & Monday 1 February; 10.00 am – 12.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre
Join a Ranger from the Gardens to discover Australia's plants and animals in Canberra's most diverse nature reserve – only minutes from the city!
Thursday 28 January; 9.30 am – 10.30 am — Banksia Garden
Take a journey of discovery through the newly developed Banksia Garden with Living Collections Curator, David Taylor.
Friday 29 January; 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm — Theatrette
Join our General Manager, Peter Byron for an exclusive talk about the Australian National Botanic Gardens' Masterplan.
Wednesday 3 February; 9.30 am – 10.30 am — Red Centre Garden
In the heart of the Gardens lies a unique area known as the Red Centre Garden. Dr Judy West, our Executive Director, feels a personal connection to this garden and would like to share with you how her formative years in botany shaped her passion for arid landscapes.
Saturday & Sunday 13 – 14 February; 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building
Celebrate the art of botanical painting and create your own Banksia serrata artwork with experienced botanical artist from Melbourne, David Reynolds.
Saturday & Sunday; 27 – 28 February — Crosbie Morrison Building
This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. Discover the diversity of species and approaches for using Australian plants as bonsai specimens.