Bushlife and Birdlife
This event has finished
Bushlife and Birdlife ended on Sunday 25 August 2019.
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9.30 am – 4.30 pm, 29 February–1 March — Crosbie Morrison Building
Follow the signs from the car park, visitor centre or cafe.
A display of over 50 bonsai, suiseki and related items highlighting the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai, by Canberra and interstate artists.
5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 7/8 March, 14/15 March and 21/22 March 2020
— Eucalypt Lawn
Kicking off an epic event program to celebrate the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, Summer Sounds 2020 is set to entertain the whole family this summer.
This father–daughter exhibition by Penny Deacon and Kevin Baker explores the beauty of Australian flora in local landscapes and the wildlife that it draws.
The artists hope to share some of the delight they feel when experiencing Australia’s unspoilt native flora in its natural environment.
Kevin Baker’s eye-catching and innovative glass methods feature native flora and wildlife, some of which may be spotted outside by the eagle-eyed visitor to the Gardens.
Penny Deacon’s oil and watercolour paintings are inspired by a childhood spent playing and exploring in the bush around the Blue Mountains and, later, Canberra. For this she owes a debt of gratitude to her parents, Kevin and Jane, and her husband Andrew, for their inspiration and encouragement.
31 July – 25 August, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Visitor Centre Gallery