Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Indigenous plant use walks – NAIDOC Week ended on Saturday 14 July 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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Thursday 12 July, 11.30 am and 1.00 pm and Saturday 14 July, 11.30 am and 1.00 pm — Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join a ranger and enjoy an easy walk along our Aboriginal Plant Use Trail.

You’ll discover how Indigenous people from across Australia used plants for food and medicine, to make tools and weapons, and for ceremonial practice.

This is a great activity for the whole family. Engage your senses!

Cost $5. Bookings essential.


Thursday 12 July, 11.30 am and 1.00 pm and Saturday 14 July, 11.30 am and 1.00 pm


Meet at the Visitor Centre


$5.00 per person. Bookings essential.