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.
What's on at the Gardens?
7–9 pm Fri, 1 Dec, 5 Jan and 2 Feb — 1 Dec at Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre, 5 Jan and 2 Feb at Eucalypt Lawn
Enjoy a summer evening in the Gardens sampling native delights with a Bush Tucker afterDARK experience. Browse on canapes based on Australian meats and plants, and learn about local indigenous foods during a bush tucker demonstration.
Guided counts Tues 14, Thurs 16 and Sat 18 Nov 10 am and 12 pm; Self-guided 12–19 November 8.30 am–5.00 pm — Collect materials in the Visitor Centre
Join the Wild Pollinator Count at the Gardens and contribute to wild pollinator insect conservation in Australia.
Tues, Wed and Thurs, 16, 17 and 18 Jan and 23, 24 and 25 — Banks Building
This summer, kids can immerse themselves in the wonderful and intriguing world of nature and discovery in our new full-day, hands-on science workshops. Join scientists, rangers and species discovery experts for a unique day in the Gardens investigating the secret lives of bugs, reptiles, plants and more.
First Friday of the month, 10–11 am — Follow the signs from the Cafe Bridge
Have fun with stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities brought to life by the ACT Storytellers and surrounded by nature. An engaging treat for preschool children, parents and carers. Each month features a different theme.