Australian National Botanic Gardens

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High Country Natives ended on Sunday  7 May 2023.

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Current events

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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Saturday 8th April - Sunday 7th May 2023 — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition focusing on native plants from the alpine, subalpine, montane and tableland regions by the Friends of the ANBG Botanic Art Groups.

The artists have used a variety of media including watercolours, coloured pencil, graphite, pastels and acrylic paints to illustrate plants in an intricate and highly realistic manner.

All works are for sale with proceeds going to the Friends of the ANBG.


Saturday 8th April - Sunday 7th May 2023


Visitor Centre Gallery