Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Photography afterDARK ended on Saturday 15 September 2018.

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Current events

Beeswax wraps

Beeswax Wraps Workshops for Pollinator Week

17 November 10.00 am – 12.30 pm & 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm — Banks Building

Make your own Bees Wax Wraps for Pollinator Week. Use less plastic at home and get creative at the same time.

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Bushland Nature Walk

Bushland Nature Walk – guided walks

10.00 am – 11.30 am, Thursdays 17, 24 & 31 October & 21 November — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a volunteer guide to discover flowering plants along the Bushland Nature Walk and enjoy spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin.

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Steve Parrish

Nature Photography Workshop with Steve Parrish

19 October 9.00 am – 6.30 pm & 20 October 9.00 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Join Steve Parish for a weekend workshop that includes interactive seminar sessions combined with practical photo sessions in unique botanical settings at the peak of the flowering season.

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NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program

NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program – Water Wonders

8–11 October, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — Banks Building

Splash into nature, science and art with NatureArt Lab’s exciting school holiday program! From coasts to deserts, these holidays are all about water around the world. Experiment with different art and craft mediums each day, and learn about water systems and the creatures that live within.

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Fridays 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.

Delve into the misty rainforest, explore the amazing diversity of plants and perhaps capture some of the creatures that call this place home at night. 

Suitable for beginners to advanced photographers aged 15 years.


Bookings are essential as places are limited and bookings close two days prior to event.

18 January, 8.00 pm–11.00 pm (gates open at 7.45 pm)

15 February, 7.30 pm–10.30 pm (gates open at 7.15 pm)

Things to note

  • Please bring your own digital camera and tripod. An extra memory card, battery and small torch are recommended.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking. The workshop will include walking up and down stairs.
  • Event will proceed in light rain and ponchos are provided if needed.
  • Gates open at 6.45 pm. Please do not arrive any earlier as you will not be able to access the Gardens or carpark.

Should the tour be cancelled for safety reasons, a notice will be posted on this ticketing page, you will be emailed, and a text message will be sent to your mobile. In the event of cancellation you will be given the choice of a refund or rescheduling.


Fridays 18 January and 15 February. Times vary depending on sunset


Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre


$120 per person