Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Wattle and Eucalypt Dye Workshops ended on Sunday 25 March 2018.

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The gardens at night. Photo: Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

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.

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Banks statue

Australian Trees and their Botanists – Summer Guided Walks

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.

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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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Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

14–20 January 2019, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Feeding times 10.30 am and 1.00 pm daily — Crosbie Morrison Building

Live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles.

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Wednesday 22 August, Sunday 9 September & Sun 16 September, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm — Banks Building

Learn to make flower, leaf and bark dyes and  imprints on fabric. 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 wattles and eucalypts in the Gardens. 

Book Wed 22 August 9.00 am-1.00 pm

Book Sun 9 September 9.00 am-1.00 pm

Book Sun 16 September 9.00 am-1.00 pm

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 plus 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

Wednesday 22 August, Sunday 9 September & Sun 16 September, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Where

Banks Building

Price

$70 per person, includes all materials