Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Light and Dark Night Tours ended on Saturday 10 March 2018.

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Current events

Jaz Logan, Mt Stromlo High School, 'Fern Face'

22nd annual schools photographic competition

Entries close on Wednesday 3 October — Australian National Botanic Gardens

Ignite your passion for Australian plants and show off your artistic creativity and photographic skills through images taken in the gardens.

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The gardens at night. Photo by Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 26 October, 9 November, 18 January and 15 February, Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre

Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the gardens. Learn how to 'paint with light' during sunset, dusk and the black of night.

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NatureArt kids club

NatureArt kids club

Last Sunday of every month – February–November, 10.00 am–12.00 noon — Banks Building

Join NatureArt Kids Club art and science adventures for an exciting exploration of nature in the gardens.

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2, 3, 8, 9, 10 March. 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Gates open at 7.00 pm

Experience the gardens in a different light as part of Enlighten Festival 2018.

Led by our expert rangers, you’ll wander through the mist in the Rainforest Gully, explore the light and dark sections of the gardens and enjoy delicious desserts in the Red Centre.

You can also enjoy a 15% discount on a Luminous facial at Jindii Eco Spa.

Things to note

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking.
  • Check the weather forecast and be prepared in case of wet or cold weather.
  • Gates open at 7.00 pm. Please do not arrive any earlier as you will not be able to access the gardens or carpark.

Book your spot now


2, 3, 8, 9, 10 March. 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Gates open at 7.00 pm


Adult: $27.60
Junior (16 years and under): $22.50
Family (2 adults and 2 juniors): $64.30
Concession: $22.50
Ticketek booking fee: $4.05