Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Heritage Festival - Storytime in the Gardens ended on Friday 21 April 2023.

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Current events

Australian bonsai - Leptosperum aphrodite

2024 Exhibition of Australian Plants as Bonsai

24 and 25 Feb, 11 am and 2 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

This annual exhibition showcases the best of Australian bonsai. This year’s theme is The Australian landscape in the palm of your hand.

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Leafcutter bee (Hylaeus sp) on Callistemon brachyandrus by Helen McHugh

Guided Walk: Native Bees with Peter Abbott

1 & 2 March, 10 am — Meet in the Visitor Centre

Join bee expert Peter Abbott for a guided walk looking at the native bees that can be found at the Gardens. 

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ANPS plant sale

ANPSC Autumn Plant Sale

Saturday 16 March, 8.30 am - 1 pm or until sold out — Southern car park

With over 50 years of experience growing Australian plants in the Canberra region, the Australian Native Plant Society Canberra specialises in well-labelled, good-quality, competitively priced plants that are ideal for new and established gardens.

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Growing Friends Plant Sale

Growing Friends Native Plant Sale

Saturday 2 March, 9 am – 11.30 am (or earlier if sold out) — Banksia Centre carpark

A boutique sale of native plants grown by the Gardens' Growing Friends using material sourced in the Gardens.

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Friday 21st April, 10:00am — Crosbie Morrison Lawn

Join Holly Bidwell from the ACT Storytellers Guild as she brings folk tales and modern stories to life with puppets and props during the 2023 Heritage Festival.

Suitable for pre-schoolers and older children - adults are welcome too!

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When

Friday 21st April, 10:00am

Where

Crosbie Morrison Lawn

Price

$5 per child (accompanying adults and children under 12 months free)