Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Banksia Views ended on Thursday 29 June 2023.

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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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Wednesday 7 June – Thursday 29 June 2023 — Visitor Centre Gallery

A survey of artworks emerging from the Painting with Parkinson’s program and a reflection of diverse experiences offered from the context of the Banksia Centre. Over its 25-year history the program has been immensely enriched by the presence of the Banksia precinct at the Gardens. The visual presence of the trees themselves as well as the ambient presence of the site has provided a significant contribution to the wellbeing and creativity of the Parkinson’s group. This exhibition is a celebration of that presence and contribution.

As well as direct visual engagement with botanical elements from the site, the group has also responded in collaboration with musicians from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra who have often improvised ‘soundscapes’ which refer to the broader Botanic Gardens. Recordings of improvised soundscapes are an accompaniment to the exhibition itself.


Wednesday 7 June – Thursday 29 June 2023


Visitor Centre Gallery