Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Ancient Plants and Animals guided walks ended on Sunday 24 July 2022.

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Current events

Guided Walk

Amazing Women in the World of Plants

6-12 March: 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals but groups of more than six people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

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ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

18 March, 8.30 am–1.30 pm (or until sold out) — Southern car park

Browse Canberra's best range of Australian native plants, including many local species. Thousands of plants to choose from.

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Storytime

Storytime

First Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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Walking

The Story of the Australian National Botanic Gardens

12-18 Jun: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm

How did these gardens start? Where were the first trees planted and who planted them? Who were some of the people to shape the Gardens and what was their contribution? What is next in the Gardens development? Join a free guided walk to visit significant historical developments in the Gardens while enjoying the plants.

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18 – 24 July; 11.00 am – 12.00 pm — Meet at the clock near the cafe bridge

Join a free guided walk to see what the vegetation was like in the age of dinosaurs and how it had changed by the time the megafauna appeared. 

No booking required for individuals. Bookings essential for groups of seven or more at  walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

When

18 – 24 July; 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where

Meet at the clock near the cafe bridge

Price

Free