Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Cook and the Pacific – the Australian Plants Summer Guided Walk ended on Monday 14 January 2019.

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DinotraX

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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Monday, 14 January, 9:30 am – 10:30 am; Sunday 20 January, 9.30 am – 10.30 am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

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

Enquiries: memberswalks@friendsanbg.org.au.

Bring: Water, appropriate footwear.

When

Monday, 14 January, 9:30 am – 10:30 am; Sunday 20 January, 9.30 am – 10.30 am

Where

Meet at the Visitor Centre

Price

Free