Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 2018 ended on Sunday 18 February 2018.

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Current events

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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Treasures in Timber box

Treasures in Timber exhibition and workshops

Thursday 4 October to Monday 8 October, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Discover the best work of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Woodcraft Guild in the annual ACT Woodcraft Guild members’ competition and exhibition 2018.

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9.30 am – 4.30 pm, 17 March and 9.30 am – 4.00 pm 18 March — Crosbie Morrison Building
Follow the signs from the car park, visitor centre or cafe.

Explore the world of miniaturised Australian plants at our display of stunning native bonsai.

Bonsai artists across Australia have been using native plants to push the boundaries of the art for many years.

Presented by the Canberra Bonsai Society, the display includes works by Canberra-based and national artists, many of whom are represented at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Demonstrations are held at 2.00 pm every day. Come along to learn the techniques these artists use to train Australian plants as bonsai.

You can also join our daily guided walks to visit full-sized versions of the species in the exhibition. Walks depart from the Crosbie Morrison Building at 12.00 noon daily. Groups are restricted to 15 participants.

Fancy taking one of these beautiful bonsais home? Buy a ticket in the raffle for a chance to win your own native bonsai as well as two books.

For more information email cbsshow@cbs.org.au or call Jennifer on 0418 618 470.

When

9.30 am – 4.30 pm, 17 March and 9.30 am – 4.00 pm 18 March

Where

Crosbie Morrison Building
Follow the signs from the car park, visitor centre or cafe.

Price

Adult: $5.00
Concession: $3.00
Accompanied children under 12: Free