Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

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ACTC Tree Climbing Championships

ACT Tree Climbing Championships

Saturday 4 May, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Eucalypt Lawn

Witness a tree climbing competition consisting of six events including work climb, open ascent, speed climb, throwline, aerial rescue and masters.

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Tree week symposium

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Friday 10 May, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm — Theatrette

Join the Tree Week Symposium for special topics related to all things trees in Canberra.

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Visual art diary

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Sunday 26 May, Sunday 18 August 10.00 am – 12.30 pm — Banks Building

Learn how nature and art can be combined to create unique, beautiful and captivating artistic images in a creative and inspiring session with Julia Lanford.

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NatureArt holiday program

Puggles and Explore NatureArt school holiday program

15–18 April, 8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — Banks Building

Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured 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