Australian National Botanic Gardens

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

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DinotraX – a dinosaur adventure

6–28 July 2019 — Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Dinosaur Museum

Become an intrepid explorer as you step back in time on a dinosaur adventure trail through the Gardens and the National Dinosaur Museum.

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NatureArt holiday program

Threatened Species school holiday program with NatureArt Lab

8–12 July, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — 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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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