Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

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Banks statue

Australian Trees and their Botanists – Summer Guided Walks

Sunday 17 February — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Take a fascinating guided walk uncovering stories of adventure, mystery, sex, and even murder, associated with Australian trees and overseas botanists.

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In the rainforest gully for Luminous Botanicus

Luminous Botanicus IV: Shade of Trees

Fridays and Saturdays 1, 2, 8 and 9 March, 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm — Begins at the Visitor Centre

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world after dark with a self-guided discovery of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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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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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