Cook and the Pacific – the Australian Plants Summer Guided Walk
This event has finished
Cook and the Pacific – the Australian Plants Summer Guided Walk ended on Monday 14 January 2019.
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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.
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.
Join a volunteer guide on this special one-hour walk visiting some of the plants collected by botanists Banks and Solander in Australia on Cook’s 1770 voyage, which were illustrated by Sidney Parkinson and subsequently published in Banks’ Florilegium.
Discover the Aboriginal uses of these plants ranging from medicinal to clothing.
This walk is inspired by the exhibition Cook and the Pacific and the immersive sound-and-light experience Beauty Rich and Rare at the National Library of Australia. Bookings essential.
Book Monday 14 January, 9.30 am - SOLD OUT
Book Sunday 20 January, 9.30 am - SOLD OUT
Bring: Water, appropriate footwear.
Monday, 14 January, 9:30 am – 10:30 am; Sunday 20 January, 9.30 am – 10.30 am
Meet at the Visitor Centre