Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Bushlife and Birdlife ended on Sunday 25 August 2019.

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Current events

Fuzzy Berry by Amy Jones, Erindale College. 1st prize colour.

23rd annual schools photographic competition

Entries close on Wednesday 2 October — Australian National Botanic Gardens

Ignite your passion for Australian plants and show off your artistic creativity and photographic skills through images taken in the Gardens.

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Bushland Nature Walk

Bushland Nature Walk – guided walks

10.00 am – 11.30 am, Thursdays 17, 24 & 31 October & 21 November — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a volunteer guide to discover flowering plants along the Bushland Nature Walk and enjoy spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin.

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Treasures in Timber box

Treasures in Timber exhibition and workshops

Friday 4 October to Monday 7 October, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Discover the finest work of the ACT Woodcraft Guild, meet the members and discover a variety of woodworking techniques through demonstrations.

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New Holland. Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Wake Up With the Birds

7.45 am–9.15 am, Saturdays & Sundays, 28 September–20 October — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Be enchanted by the birds on this early morning guided bird watching walk through the Gardens.

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31 July – 25 August, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

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