Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Closer ended on Sunday  9 June 2019.

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Botanicals in blue

Botanicals in blue – PhotoAccess workshop

Saturday 31 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm — Banks Building

Join PhotoAccess and leading local photomedia artist Kim Sinclair for a hands-on workshop exploring how to create striking cyanotype prints capturing your experience of the Gardens in beautiful late winter bloom.

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Endangered Dampiera fusca

Now you see them, now you don't – Threatened Species Day walk

Friday 6 September and Saturday 7 September, 11.30 am–1.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Learn about the diversity of threatened species and communities on show at the Gardens on a special guided walk for Threatened Species Day.

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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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Wattle by Irene Lorbergs

Wattle Walks

11.00 am – 12.00 pm daily, 1–8 September — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Discover the wonderful world of Wattles – the genus Acacia – their symbolism and cultural history on this one hour walk which celebrates our national floral emblem.

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15 May–9 June, 9.30 am–4.30 pm — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition of macro photographs in response to all of the beautiful discovery experiences Rachel Harris, the artist, has had in the Gardens. 

The artist invites visitors to look closer, uncovering the wonderful world of macro details, bringing people closer to the environment, connecting the surroundings as they learn to value and appreciate it more and more.


15 May–9 June, 9.30 am–4.30 pm


Visitor Centre Gallery