Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Gumnut Tales and Adventures - National Eucalypt Day ended on Friday 23 March 2018.

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The gardens at night. Photo: Irene Lorbergs

Photography afterDARK

Fridays 18 January and 15 February. Times vary depending on sunset — Meet at the Crosbie Morrison amphitheatre

Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop in the gardens. Learn how to 'paint with light' during sunset, dusk and the black of night.

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Banks statue

Australian Trees and their Botanists – Summer Guided Walks

Sunday 17 February — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Take a fascinating guided walk uncovering stories of adventure, mystery, sex, and even murder, associated with Australian trees and overseas botanists.

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NatureArt kids club

NatureArt kids club

Last Sunday of every month, February–November, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon — Banks Building

Join NatureArt Kids Club art and science adventures for an exciting exploration of nature in the gardens.

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Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

14–20 January 2019, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Feeding times 10.30 am and 1.00 pm daily — Crosbie Morrison Building

Live displays, feeding and handling of snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and crocodiles.

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Friday 23 March, 10.00 am – 11.00 am — Meet at Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre

Join us for a special Storytime in the Gardens to celebrate National Eucalypt Day.

Storytellers Cherie and Trish will bring to life the tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie as you discover special plants, animals and places in the Gardens.

Find the Big Bad Banksia men, try on a flower hat with the bush babies, spot water dragons at the Rock Garden waterfall and create a bush creature out of natural materials.

Perfect for preschoolers. Bring water, walking shoes and a sense of adventure.
The route is pram friendly.

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Friday 23 March, 10.00 am – 11.00 am


Meet at Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre


$5 for children over 12 months