Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Diprotodon Insights at the Diprotodon MEGAfauna sculpture ended on Thursday 28 July 2022.

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Current events

ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

Sat 21 Oct, 8:30am - 1:00pm (or until sold out) — Southern car park

This spring sale will feature around 5,000 Australian native plants with 250 different species represented. All plants are selected to be suitable for Canberra and surrounds.

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Who Did That Children's Trail

Secrets of the Australian Bush – a family adventure

Mon 25 Sep, Wed 27 Sep, Fri 29 Sep, Tue 3 Oct & Thu 5 Oct: 10.30am — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.

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First Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn 

Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.

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Thursday talks, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Thursday Talks

12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November — Theatrette

Our Thursday lunchtime talks cover diverse aspects of the natural world in Australia and around the globe. Bookings essential.

Discover upcoming talks
6, 7, 13, 14, 21 & 28 July; 10.30 am & 11.15 am — Meet at the Diprotodon sculpture on the Eucalypt Lawn

Join children’s author Bronwyn Saunders for a 20 minute talk on the MEGAfauna trail to hear about Diprotodon, the largest marsupial to ever have lived.

Learn about Diprotodon’s strengths and weaknesses; and the environment megafauna lived in. This is aimed at children, but adults are encouraged to come along and learn too.

Weather dependent. No recording please. 


6, 7, 13, 14, 21 & 28 July; 10.30 am & 11.15 am


Meet at the Diprotodon sculpture on the Eucalypt Lawn