Australian National Botanic Gardens

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ACT Tree Climbing Championships ended on Thursday  4 April 2019.

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Visual art diary

Creating a Visual Art Diary

Sunday 26 May, Sunday 18 August 10.00 am – 12.30 pm — Banks Building

Learn how nature and art can be combined to create unique, beautiful and captivating artistic images in a creative and inspiring session with Julia Lanford.

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NatureArt holiday program

Puggles and Explore NatureArt school holiday program

8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — Banks Building

Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the Gardens.

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Free Flora Explorer rides for National Botanic Gardens Day

National Botanic Gardens Day – Free Flora Explorer Rides

Sunday 26 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm — Leave from the Visitor Centre

Celebrate National Botanic Gardens Day with a new way to see the Gardens on board our electric bus. Hop off and explore the Gardens or loop all the way back to the Visitor Centre.

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Wiradjuri storyteller Larry Brandy

National Botanic Gardens Day and Reconciliation Day – Wiradjuri Storytelling

Sunday 26 May, 10.30-11.30 am & 1.30-2.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre

Join Aboriginal storyteller Larry Brandy in the Gardens as he shares his Wiradjuri culture with people of all ages through performance and storytelling.

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Saturday 4 May, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Eucalypt Lawn

Witness a tree climbing competition consisting of six events including work climb, open ascent, speed climb, throwline, aerial rescue and masters.

A great spectator sport for the whole family!

Presented by the Australian Capital Tree Community (ACTC).

Professional tree climbing competitions are held around the world to provide a platform for arborists to learn about the latest in climbing techniques and innovations in equipment. They showcase the highest level of professional skills and safety, providing a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry.

The competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field. Male and female competitors perform multiple events during preliminary rounds. Each event tests a competitor’s ability to professionally and safely manoeuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.

Competitive tree climbing also introduces the public to the skills professional tree-climbing arborists must use for safe, professional tree work.

When

Saturday 4 May, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Where

Eucalypt Lawn