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

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Seed fern fossils

Time Travel Walks – Science Week

11.30 am – 12.30 pm, Monday 13 August, Wednesday 15 August & Saturday 18 August — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Unpack your imagination and step back 3 billion years in time to look at the origin of all plants. Meander through the gardens with a guide and explore major events in plant evolution with living plants illustrating each step.

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Making dyes from eucalypts

Wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshops

9.00 am – 1.00 pm, 22 Aug, 9 Sept & 16 Sept

Join local textile artist Sally Blake in a fun and creative wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshop. Learn how to make flower, leaf and bark dyes and try your new skills out on a take-home scarf using dyes from local acacias and eucalypts.

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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