Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Ancient Plants and Animals ended on Sunday 18 July 2021.

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Current events

Growing Friends Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

Saturday 4 March, 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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Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

16–20 & 23–25 January; 10.30 am 11.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

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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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Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 24 November 2022 – 25 February 2023 — Eucalypt Lawn

Enjoy your favourite movies under the eucalypts and sky of beautiful sunsets, clouds and stars. Book now! Nightly Food Truck. Fresh Popcorn & Snacks.

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Monday 12 July – Sunday 18 July, 11 am–12 noon & 2 pm–3 pm daily — Meet at the clock near the entry bridge

Join a free guided walk to see what the vegetation was like in the ages of dinosaurs and megafauna and how it has changed over time.

A look at the impact of geological change on Australia’s plants and animals.

No bookings required.


Monday 12 July – Sunday 18 July, 11 am–12 noon & 2 pm–3 pm daily


Meet at the clock near the entry bridge