Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Threatened Species school holiday program with NatureArt Lab ended on Friday 19 July 2019.

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Beeswax wraps

Beeswax Wraps Workshops for Pollinator Week

17 November 10.00 am – 12.30 pm & 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm — Banks Building

Make your own Bees Wax Wraps for Pollinator Week. Use less plastic at home and get creative at the same time.

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Bushland Nature Walk

Bushland Nature Walk – guided walks

10.00 am – 11.30 am, Thursdays 17, 24 & 31 October & 21 November — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a volunteer guide to discover flowering plants along the Bushland Nature Walk and enjoy spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin.

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Steve Parrish

Nature Photography Workshop with Steve Parrish

19 October 9.00 am – 6.30 pm & 20 October 9.00 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Join Steve Parish for a weekend workshop that includes interactive seminar sessions combined with practical photo sessions in unique botanical settings at the peak of the flowering season.

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NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program

NatureArt Lab School Holiday Program – Water Wonders

8–11 October, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — Banks Building

Splash into nature, science and art with NatureArt Lab’s exciting school holiday program! From coasts to deserts, these holidays are all about water around the world. Experiment with different art and craft mediums each day, and learn about water systems and the creatures that live within.

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8–12 July, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm — Banks Building

Learn about nature through observation, drawing, painting, nature journaling and craft. 

Become a Planet Ambassador and build a life-long connection to nature in our Threatened Species School Holiday Program!

Discover, look and learn through drawing and observation, nature journaling, painting and hands-on activities. Our theme for July is Threatened Species. Learn all about the endangered plants and animals we have in the ACT, and what we can do to protect them.

Our amazing tutors will teach different art mediums, techniques and science discussions throughout the program so there is something new to learn every day.

Designed for 5–12 year old children.

We are proud supporters of the Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition and we will be working on entries to submit as part of the class. Our kids created amazing artworks last year and some went on to win awards! We will also be working on one large group entry to enter into the competition.

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NatureArt Kids is located in the Australian National Botanic Gardens, where we have access to the amazing range of biodiversity living within the gardens and collections.

We are also grateful to have support from The Green Shed, who have kindly donated supplies for the program. We use natural, recycled and eco-friendly materials to teach our kids it is important to care for the earth.

All materials and art supplies are provided. Children must bring a hat, drink bottle and packed lunch.

For more information please contact Josie at


8–12 July, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm


Banks Building


$70 per session