Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

This event has finished

Inspiration from the Gardens ended on Sunday  5 June 2022.

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Current events

Bush animal weaving

Culture on the Move – Bush Animal Weaving Workshops

Sunday 10 July and Wednesday 13 July; 10–11.30 am & 1–2.30 pm — Banksia Centre

Create your own bush animal in connection with our MEGAfauna trail.

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Culture on the Move – Traditional Weaving Workshops

20 July 10.00am–1.00 pm — Banksia Centre

Learn techniques of the age-old art of traditional weaving.

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Diprotodon sculpture at the Gardens

Diprotodon Insights at the Diprotodon MEGAfauna sculpture

6, 7, 13, 14, 21 & 28 July; 10.30 am & 11.15 am — Meet at the Diprotodon sculpture on the Eucalypt Lawn

Join children's author Bronwyn Saunders for a 20 minute talk on the MEGAfauna trail to hear about Diprotodon, the largest marsupial to ever have lived.

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MEGAfauna afterDARK

MEGAFauna afterDARK

2 (sold out), 3, 7, 8 & 9 July; 5.30 pm–8.30 pm — Throughout the Gardens

Experience a night like no other in this immersive, illuminated and cultural event.

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11 May-5 June — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition capturing the beauty and diversity of native flora to encourage a deeper appreciation of the importance of the Gardens Living Collection. 

Leigh Murray is a Canberra based artist working in Pastel, Pencil, Coloured Pencil and Scratchboard. Her work ranges from Wildlife to Still Life but there is always a connection to nature from where her inspiration is drawn. 

Leigh has been the recipient of numerous awards at the Artists Society of Canberra (ASOC) and Queanbeyan Art Society (QAS) including many ‘Firsts’ in pastel and two ‘Best in Show.’  At her first solo exhibition seventeen works across her range were sold. Leigh takes commissions and has work hanging in Australia, Africa, India, Germany and the United Kingdom.



11 May-5 June


Visitor Centre Gallery