Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Haiku Walk - Canberra Tree Week ended on Thursday  6 May 2021.

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MEGAfauna: once there were giants!

MEGAfauna: once there were giants!

26 June –25 July 2021 — Special trail through the Gardens

Embark on an adventure trail filled with nature, science and history! Come face to face with Australia's prehistoric past by immersing yourself in the Gardens newest Megafauna trail – the first of its kind in Australia.

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Off the beaten track

Off the beaten track guided walks

Monday 14 June – Sunday 20 June, 11 am–12 noon & 2 pm–3 pm daily — Meet at the clock near the entry bridge

Venture into parts of the Gardens not frequently visited to see beautiful plants growing there with a volunteer guide.

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Wednesday, 5 May 12:30 pm-2:00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre then wander up with your guide to the Eucalypt Lawn.

Wander through the eucalypts and write haiku with local poet, Sarah St Vincent Welch during Canberra Tree Week.

A haiku is a three-line poem, originating in Japan, but also popular in English. A Volunteer Guide will provide insights about the eucalypts in the Gardens as you explore your creativity.

Book Haiku Walk

Sarah has facilitated creative writing in the Canberra community for decades and loves hearing people’s stories and encouraging playfulness with words. She encourages fellow writers to have fun and enjoy nature (especially trees).

Please bring along papers, pen or pencils, and something to lean on while writing.

Bookings essential.

 

When

Wednesday, 5 May 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Where

Meet at the Visitor Centre then wander up with your guide to the Eucalypt Lawn.

Price

$5.00