Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Bushland Nature Walk – guided walks ended on Thursday 18 October 2018.

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The gardens at night. Photo: Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 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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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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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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10.00 am – 11.30 am, Thursday 20 September & 18 October — 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.

This is an easy to moderate walk on a formed track with some uneven ground, a few steps and some short steep sections. The walk will end at the viewing platform and return along the trail to the Visitor Centre.

The trail is in the Bushland Precinct of the gardens and is part of the local Black Mountain environment.

  • Bring: Water, snacks and good walking shoes.
  • Distance: 3.2 km return from the Visitor Centre.
  • Cost: Free (bookings essential)

This event is presented by the Friends of the Gardens. Please email or phone 0421 131 898 with any queries.


10.00 am – 11.30 am, Thursday 20 September & 18 October


Meet at the Visitor Centre