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.

Xerochrysum bracteantha

Colour in Winter Guided Walks

Monday 8 August–Sunday 14 August, 11.00 am–12.00 pm daily — Meet at the clock near the bridge

Brighten your winter day and discover the spectacular colours of leaves, bark, flowers and seeds in the Gardens with a Volunteer Guide.

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Wattle by Irene Lorbergs

Celebration of Wattles Walks

30 August–5 September, 11.00 am–12.00 pm — Meet at the clock near the bridge

Celebrate Wattle Day with a guided walk exploring the Gardens’ collection of wattles, the genus Acacia.

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Growing Friends Plant Sale

Get Ready for Spring Native Plant Sale

Saturday 27 August, 8.30 am – 11.00 am (or earlier if sold out) — Education Lawn

A boutique sale with plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends from material sourced in the Gardens.

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Storytime for Canberra Tree Week


First Friday of every month — 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

Resume in February 2022 — Theatrette

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

Discover upcoming talks