Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Eucalypt Dyeing Workshop ended on Friday 23 March 2018.

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ACTC Tree Climbing Championships

ACT Tree Climbing Championships

Saturday 4 May, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm — Eucalypt Lawn

Witness a tree climbing competition consisting of six events including work climb, open ascent, speed climb, throwline, aerial rescue and masters.

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Tree week symposium

Canberra Tree Week Symposium

Friday 10 May, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm — Theatrette

Join the Tree Week Symposium for special topics related to all things trees in Canberra.

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Visual art diary

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Sunday 26 May, Sunday 18 August 10.00 am – 12.30 pm — Banks Building

Learn how nature and art can be combined to create unique, beautiful and captivating artistic images in a creative and inspiring session with Julia Lanford.

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NatureArt holiday program

Puggles and Explore NatureArt school holiday program

15–18 April, 8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — 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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Saturday 23 March, 9.00 am–1.00 pm — Banks Building

Learn to make leaf and bark dyes and imprints on fabric to celebrate National Eucalypt Day. Dye a scarf to take home as well as samples of wool, silk and linen dyed in local ACT acacias and eucalypts.

There will also be a short guided walk showing a variety of eucalypts in the Gardens.

Book Saturday 23 March - SOLD OUT

Participants will work with local textile artist Sally Blake, who has done extensive research on plant dyes, including two eucalyptus dye research projects at the Gardens. She is currently studying the 40+ eucalypt species that grow naturally in the Australian Capital Territory. Sally has created a free Eucalyptus Dye Database with recipes and dye colours.

Workshops limited to 15 participants.

Bookings are essential as places are limited and bookings close two days prior to event.

When

Saturday 23 March, 9.00 am–1.00 pm

Where

Banks Building

Price

$70 per person, includes all materials