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.

Guided walk andy.

Free guided walk: Botanists of the Trees

10 - 16 June, 11 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 3 pm

On this free guided walk see some of the trees and hear stories that encompass adventure, mystery, sex and even murder!

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Gardens of academe

Gardens of Academe by Elizabeth Truswell

5 - 30 June, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm daily — Visitor Centre

Visit The Gardens for the latest watercolour and charcoal artworks by Elizabeth Truswell.

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Megafauna 2024.

Magnificent MEGAfauna: Hide and Seek

1 - 31 July, daily

Explore the Gardens in July to find some unique ancient animals!

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Gang of Four Exhibition

Gang of Four Exhibition

3 - 28 July 2024, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre

Join the Gang of Four for their next exhibition at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Megafauna Insights

Megafauna Fun

Fridays & Saturdays 5 & 6 July, 12 & 13 July, 19 & 20 July at 10.15 am & 11.15 am — Rock Garden Friends Shelter & Eucalypt Lawn

Join children’s author Bronwyn Saunders for MEGAchats about MEGAfauna!

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NAIDOC week walks

NAIDOC Week: Aboriginal Plant Use Walks

Wed 10 July, 9.30 am and 11.30 am — Meet outside the Visitor Centre

Celebrate NAIDOC week at the Gardens by learning about a range of important native plants with proud Wiradjuri man Adam Shipp.

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Storytime

Storytime

10 - 11 am, first Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

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

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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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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November — Theatrette

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

Discover upcoming talks