Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Native Wildlife ended on Sunday 12 January 2020.

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Leptospermum laevigatum, Coastal teatree

Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition 2020

9.30 am – 4.30 pm, 29 February–1 March — Crosbie Morrison Building
Follow the signs from the car park, visitor centre or cafe.

A display of over 50 bonsai, suiseki and related items highlighting the breadth and diversity of the use of Australian plants in the art of bonsai, by Canberra and interstate artists.

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ANPS plant sale

Native Plant Sale

Saturday 21 March, 8.30 am–1.30 pm — Southern car park

Browse Canberra's best range of Australian native plants, including many local species. Thousands of plants to choose from.

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Summer Sounds on the Eucalypt Lawn

Summer Sounds 2020

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 7/8 March, 14/15 March and 21/22 March 2020

— Eucalypt Lawn

Kicking off an epic event program to celebrate the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, Summer Sounds 2020 is set to entertain the whole family this summer.

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14 December 2019 – 12 January 2020 — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition of paintings of a diverse range of wildlife from birds, marsupials, insects to marine life by the Friends of the Gardens Botanic Art Group.

For many years now the Friends’ Botanic Art Group has annually presented an exhibition of delicately illustrated native flora. From time to time artists’ work has also featured wildlife as well as plants, which has proved to be very popular with the public.

This year it was decided, for the very first time, to mount an additional exhibition featuring native wildlife exclusively. Artists have been excited by the opportunity to paint native fauna. All paintings are for sale.


14 December 2019 – 12 January 2020


Visitor Centre Gallery