Gardens Near and Far
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Gardens Near and Far ended on Monday 28 February 2022.
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First Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn
Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.
The Story of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
12-18 Jun: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
How did these gardens start? Where were the first trees planted and who planted them? Who were some of the people to shape the Gardens and what was their contribution? What is next in the Gardens development? Join a free guided walk to visit significant historical developments in the Gardens while enjoying the plants.
12.30 pm on Thursdays from February through November — Theatrette
Our Thursday lunchtime talks cover diverse aspects of the natural world in Australia and around the globe. Bookings essential.
Wonderful Australian Trees
1-7 May: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Celebrate Canberra Tree Week by joining a free guided walk. See a variety of wonderful Australian native trees including Eucalypts, Casuarinas, Bunya pines and many others. Learn about the evolution of Australian trees and how they have been adopted across the world.
An exhibition depicting flora and landscapes inspired from visits to public, private and overseas gardens and from the artist’s local region of Yass, New South Wales.
Ruth Dodd’s art is representational, working from close observation and the use of colour to dramatise essential elements.
3 – 28 August; 9.30 am-4.30 pm
Visitor Centre Gallery