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.

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Siblings ended on Sunday 26 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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8 June - 26 June — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition celebrating the connection of siblings to nature, strengthened by shared interests and practices. The exhibition demonstrates artistic expression of indigenous flora using mosaics and recycled plant materials.

Pam Frederick’s work consists of stylised representations of Australian native flora in mosaic form. A combination of wall hangings suitable for external and or internal display and utilitarian lazy-susans with accompanying matching cheese boards. The latter are hand crafted in native timbers for example, red gum, celery pine and silver wattle.

Joan Asmussen’s work is contemporary, woven fibre art: vessels and sculptures using harvested and recycled garden plants and other recycled materials. Joan’s work while exploring the textures, colours and shapes of nature show the use of a variety of plants such as kangaroo paw, palm inflorescence, casuarina, red hot poker and lomandra.


8 June - 26 June


Visitor Centre Gallery