Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Bush Blitz in the Gardens Day ended on Monday  3 December 2018.

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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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10am – 3pm, Sunday 2 December 2018 — Crosbie Morrison Building

Join Bush Blitz scientists as they find out what lives at the Gardens. Visit the scientists in their field lab and discover how they prepare and identify specimens.

Be part of the next Bush Blitz species discovery experience during this fun-filled and fascinating day

The day will be packed with fun hands-on educational activities for all ages, including: 
•    Bug collecting workshop, including making an aspirator.
•    Insect drawing workshops, to learn how to draw for science.
•    Guided walks to check the Bush Blitz reptile, insect and spider traps.
•    Plant and animal specimen preservation demonstrations.

Every Bush Blitz involves many partnerships and the ACT Bush Blitz is no exception. We’re working with a wide range of professionals and citizen scientists to offer a diverse range of activities at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

See the program of events on the Bush Blitz website


10am – 3pm, Sunday 2 December 2018


Crosbie Morrison Building


Free entry