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Pod ended on Sunday 17 February 2019.
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8–12 July, 15–19 July 2019 — Banks Building
Discover and learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. Get to know the birds, insects, marsupials, reptiles and the unique Australian plant communities featured in the Gardens.
Sunday 26 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm — Leave from the Visitor Centre
Celebrate National Botanic Gardens Day with a new way to see the Gardens on board our electric bus. Hop off and explore the Gardens or loop all the way back to the Visitor Centre.
Sunday 26 May, 10.30–11.30 am & 1.30–2.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre
Join Aboriginal storyteller Larry Brandy in the Gardens as he shares his Wiradjuri culture with people of all ages through performance and storytelling.
An exhibition by Kate Smith celebrating and drawing attention to the dramatic, quirky and intricate shapes found in the seed pods of Australian native plants.
Kate’s interest in drawing pods began when visiting an area of the Blue Mountains National Park that had recently been burnt out by bushfire. Most of the foliage and greenery had been destroyed, but the blackened branches and seed pods of banksias and hakeas remained.
The dramatic shapes of the pods stood out, and Kate realised she had often overlooked these in favour of colourful flowers and foliage.
The main focus of the exhibition is a series of larger scale drawings and paintings, with a central display of seed pods and natural materials.
16 January – 17 February, 9.30 am–4.30 pm
Visitor Centre Gallery