Australian National Botanic Gardens

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DinotraX – a dinosaur adventure ended on Sunday 28 July 2019.

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Australian bonsai - Leptosperum aphrodite

2024 Exhibition of Australian Plants as Bonsai

24 and 25 Feb, 11 am and 2 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. This year’s theme is The Australian landscape in the palm of your hand.

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Leafcutter bee (Hylaeus sp) on Callistemon brachyandrus by Helen McHugh

Guided Walk: Native Bees with Peter Abbott

1 & 2 March, 10 am — Meet in the Visitor Centre

Join bee expert Peter Abbott for a guided walk looking at the native bees that can be found at the Gardens. 

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ANPS plant sale

ANPSC Autumn Plant Sale

Saturday 16 March, 8.30 am - 1 pm or until sold out — Southern car park

With over 50 years of experience growing Australian plants in the Canberra region, the Australian Native Plant Society Canberra specialises in well-labelled, good-quality, competitively priced plants that are ideal for new and established gardens.

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Growing Friends Plant Sale

Growing Friends Native Plant Sale

Saturday 2 March, 9 am – 11.30 am (or earlier if sold out) — Banksia Centre carpark

A boutique sale of native plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends using material sourced in the Gardens.

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

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

Bring family and friends for this rare opportunity to encounter dinosaurs and plant fossils among the landscapes they once inhabited.

Dinosaur herds, ancient petrified wood, living fossil plants and flying winged creatures will be on display throughout the Gardens.

Continue on the trail to the National Dinosaur Museum to discover the largest permanent display of dinosaur and prehistoric fossils in Australia.

Download the trail map or pick up a copy from the Gardens’ Visitor Information Centre to set off on your adventure.

When

6–28 July 2019

Where

Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Dinosaur Museum

Price

Free at the Gardens, cost applies at the National Dinosaur Museum