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Amazing Women in the World of Plants
6-12 March: 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March by joining a free guided walk. Learn about some of the pioneering female researchers, scientists, artists and writers who contributed to the study of plants. See some of the plants that they collected, wrote about or painted. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals but groups of more than six people should contact firstname.lastname@example.org a week before the planned walk.
Native Plant Sale
18 March, 8.30 am–1.30 pm (or until sold out) — Southern car park
Browse Canberra's best range of Australian native plants, including many local species. Thousands of plants to choose from.
First Friday of every month, except January — Crosbie Morrison Lawn
Stories, songs, rhymes and creative activities are brought to life in the Gardens' beautiful natural surroundings.
The Story of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
12-18 Jun: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
How did these gardens start? Where were the first trees planted and who planted them? Who were some of the people to shape the Gardens and what was their contribution? What is next in the Gardens development? Join a free guided walk to visit significant historical developments in the Gardens while enjoying the plants.
An exhibition of botanical paintings by Ruth Dodd.
29 November 2017 to 6 January 2018, 8.30 am–4.30 pm
Visitor Centre Gallery